How To Clean Your Vape Products


Published on 8 Feb, 2023

To ensure the longevity of your electronic vape device, it is important to perform regular checks and maintenance. One important aspect of this is keeping the tank and coil free from dust and impurities, as this can greatly improve the shelf life and save you money in the long run.

Accumulated deposits in the tank can decrease the device's performance and lead to disposing of the vape. Some e-juice flavours that contain vegetable glycerine can leave stains and clog the coils.

Coils that are not cleaned regularly will produce weaker flavours and drain battery power. It is not uncommon for vapers to replace their device's coils every week due to a lack of maintenance. By keeping the coils clean, you can potentially save money and get more use out of your device.

It is worth noting that new vape devices may have an initial smell of engine oil. However, the primary indicator that your device needs cleaning is when it emits a foul machine odour.


To clean the tank, it is important to remove the tank and coil from the device and rinse them with warm water. You can also use propylene glycol or household cleaning agents like vinegar, ethanol, vodka, or baking soda for a deeper clean. To avoid the previously-used flavour from seeping into the current flavour, it is important to clean the tank and coil together.

Cleaning a vape tank is an important step in maintaining the longevity and functionality of the device. The following methods can be used to clean the tank thoroughly:

Warm Water: Carefully remove the tank and coil from the device, and place the parts in an organized manner. Rinse the parts in lukewarm water, and use a paper towel to dry them. Alternatively, a hair dryer can be used to expedite the drying process, but ensure that the air doesn’t damage the O-rings of the coil. Reassemble the tank once it is dry.

Propylene Glycol: Soak the tank in a bowl of Propylene Glycol for one to two hours. Do not use vegetable glycerine as it is a highly viscous fluid and will make cleaning the tank more difficult. Once the tank is adequately soaked, remove it and place it on a towel to dry.

Cleaning Agent Rinse: If the tank has hard deposits that cannot be washed off with water, try using household items such as vinegar, ethanol (grain alcohol), vodka, or baking soda to clean the tank.

Ultrasonic Cleaning: An ultrasonic cleaner can be used for spotless cleaning of the tank. Submerge the tank parts in the cleaner filled with water and add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Rinse the tank afterward.

Note: In case of losing some components during the cleaning process, these components can be obtained from Vapesoko Nairobi


Cleaning a vape coil can be a bit more challenging than cleaning the tank, as it is a more intricate part of the device and requires some attention to detail. The key thing to know is that coils come in two main types: standard coils and rebuildable coils. Each of them requires different cleaning methods, and it's essential to identify which one you are using before starting the cleaning process.

Cleaning replaceable coils is a bit more complex than cleaning the tank, as it requires some attention to detail. These coils typically consist of an absorbent wick placed in a metal tank. Clearomizers (A aplastic tank or see-through glass that holds an already made atomizer.) and sub-ohm tanks usually come with replaceable coils that can be cleaned, but this process will not make them new again. This is due to the use of wicks in the tanks. Simply rinsing the coils with water will only partially clean them.

To clean the coil heads, you can use the wash-and-rinse method. Soak the coils in a solution of baking soda, vinegar, or ethanol for at least 2 hours. Then rinse the coils under running water. If you have distilled water available, you can rinse them again with it. Allow the coils to dry completely before using them again. To speed up the drying process, you can use a blower or even place them in the sun.

It's important to note that no matter how clean the coils might look, they will need to be replaced after a few days. For more information on coil cleaning and replacement, you can check our blog posts for more tips.

Rebuildable coils are different type of coils that require regular cleaning to maintain their performance. The build-up of dirt and grime over time can affect flavour and vapor production, so it's important to clean them regularly. Unlike replaceable coils, rebuildable coils can be completely cleaned and restored to their original condition.

The first step in cleaning rebuildable coils is to remove the wicks carefully. The wicks are the white fluffy cotton materials that are attached to the coils. Hold the fire button for a few seconds to evaporate the liquid, and then let the coil cool down. Place the wicks back into the coil.

However, this method is not always the most effective, especially if you've already carried out the procedure more than 2 times. In such cases, you may need to do a deeper cleaning. To do this, you should:

  •  Remove the wicks from the coils.
  •   Light up the coil, being careful not to overheat it.
  •   Disassemble the atomizer from the device.
  •   Rinse it thoroughly with a toothbrush.
  •   Rinse it again gently.
  •   Light the coil to remove any remaining water droplets.
  •   Use a dishwashing liquid before the final rinse if needed.
  •   Deep cleaning will ensure that any gunk in the coils is removed, but like all devices, vape devices do not last forever. It's important to keep that in mind when using rebuildable coils.


Keeping a vape pen clean is essential for maintaining its performance and prolonging its lifespan. One of the most effective ways to clean a vape pen is to remove the tank, if possible, and clean it separately using an appropriate cleaning solution.

It is also important to keep the battery of your vape pen clean. Avoid using water, instead, use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe away any stains or spots. Be very careful when cleaning vape pen kits as they have many electronic parts and less room to safely clean it.

A Cotton swab can be used to delicately brush away dirt. Dip a Cotton swab/Q-tip with an appropriate cleaning solution (e.g., rubbing alcohol) and wipe the tank. Use a dry Cotton swab/Q-tip to wipe away any remaining moisture. This method can help remove impurities that may have clogged the airways in the device.

In conclusion, keeping your vape products clean is crucial for ensuring their longevity and maintaining the quality of your vaping experience. At Vapesoko Nairobi, we believe in providing our customers with the best possible vaping experience, which is why we always stress the importance of proper maintenance and cleaning. By following the steps outlined in this post, you can ensure that your vape products stay in top condition for as long as possible. Visit us at our Website for all your vaping needs, and happy vaping!


Published on 8 Feb, 2023