This is the final part to our three-part series about vaporizing, and is all about how to choose the right vaporizer for you. This can actually be the hardest part about making the switch to vaporizing! Rest assured that the market covers what you need in terms of quality and budget. Here is everything to know before you go shopping.
So now you’ve read our previous articles about the differences between smoking and vaping and also how vaporizers work, so you know a little something about the difference between smoking and vaporizing, and you also know how a vaporizer works. The hardest part of making the switch from smoking to vaporizing is, in fact, choosing a vaporizer.
There are so many different varieties available on the market, and it can be incredibly hard to choose which one is going to be suitable. The different kinds are made to satisfy all the different needs of marijuana customers, so you can rest assured that there is definitely one out there to suit your needs and your budget.
The thing to consider when buying a vaporizer, above all, is quality. At the end of the day, there is no use wasting good-quality weed in a vaporizer that is of low quality. You could end up compromising the quality of your smoke and you could even end up wasting some of the plant material you put in there. Other factors to consider are obviously budget and warranty. These are all things you should consider before going to buy a vaporizer.
Why pick a good-quality vaporizer?
So the question is definitely flying around about why it is worth spending the extra money to buy a good-quality vaporizer. Well, firstly, cheap knock-offs might not work as effectively, and it is, therefore, wasting a lot of good-quality weed to be vaporizing in one of those. If you are enthusiastic about marijuana, then this is an important thing to consider because you are looking for a vaporizer to enhance your marijuana experience rather than diminish it.
Lower-shelf vaporizers could also be made out of materials that, when vaporized, are dangerous to the body. Lower-quality vaporizers will often include unregulated materials in the device that, when heated, produce toxins. If you are choosing to vape instead of smoke for medical reasons, then choosing a cheap vape could completely offset your efforts to be more health conscious. The industry standard is that if a device is RoHS compliant, then it does not contain materials that are going to be toxic when the device is being used.
The variety of vaporizers
So, depending on how you are going to use your vaporizer, your budget, and how often you are going to be using it are going to decide which type of vaporizer you eventually get. These are the kinds of vaporizers that are generally quite easy to find online or around the marijuana market.
1. Electric tabletop vaporizer
This is the best option for those who are choosing to medicate with marijuana and generally like to do so in the privacy of their own homes. As the name would suggest, this variety of vaporizer isn’t made for taking out in public and generally lives in the home. It is quite large, heavy, and is generally not portable. The power source for these vaporizers is electricity, which means when it is not plugged into a power source it is not working. This means you obviously can’t be using it in your car. These vaporizers are usually extremely durable and long-lasting.
The advanced technology of an electric tabletop vaporizer allows the user to have complete control over their vaporizing experience. The temperature can be adjusted to an exact degree, and the device itself has more than one element for vapor dispersion. You can also set a timer on these models.
Overall, if you are going to be using your vaporizer quite regularly at home, this is a great choice to go with. It might be a little bit more expensive, but it promises a great vaporizing experience that is healthy and at your control.
2. Handheld glass vaporizers
Handheld glass vaporizers are a great option for those who are still looking to decide whether or not they want to vape full-time. It is also a cheaper option for those who are just about to enter the world of vaping. They are usually made out of glass and shaped like a tube, something like a cigarette. They are small and discreet, meaning they hide well in bags or pockets.
However, these vaporizers require a flame as a heat source and so they cannot be used without a lighter. It takes a little bit of practice to get used to exactly how much heat should be applied with the lighter, so users may experience some difficulty at the beginning. This one is really for those who are looking for something to use on the go that is discreet. It is not the best-quality way to vape but it is still effective.
3. Portable electric vapes
Portable electric vaporizers are where the marijuana industry has invested some of its finest technology. There are all kinds of portable vapes out there, from pen vaporizers that look a lot like e-cigarettes to other varieties. They are usually quite small in size because, as the name suggests, they are made to be portable. These are a great option for those who don’t want to invest in a vaporizer to keep at home and are looking for something discreet to take with them on the go.
Beware, as these are generally the types of vaporizers that customers can be taken advantage of with. There are cheap knock-offs out there that will break after just a few uses, so make sure that you are picking one that is good quality.
These devices usually work with replaceable or rechargeable batteries. They usually come with a unit for recharging them using electricity. This is the heat source for the vaporizer, and some even come with a mechanism to control the temperature. This makes them generally easier to use than a glass vaporizer, which requires you to be conscious of how much heat to apply.
Different forms of marijuana that vaporizers use
The final thing to consider when buying a vaporizer is what kind of marijuana you like to smoke. By that we mean whether you like to smoke flowers, hash, or concentrates such as dabs and shatter. If you have a preference, then you may have to be even more particular about the type of vaporizer you choose. Most vaporizers come with the ability to load them up with all the kinds of marijuana, whereas some vaporizers are made specifically for use with a particular form.
You might have seen vaporizers that contain a liquid inside the cartridge called marijuana oil. This is specifically designed for use in vaporizers and there are ways to make your own juice for vaporizing. Otherwise, vaporizers work with just about any form of marijuana, as long as you confirm when you are buying it that yours is suitable for it.
Be clever when choosing your vaporizer. It is, after all, going to play a fundamental role in your marijuana experience and it could be with you for many years. Take the time to get to know how to use your vaporizer properly before deciding it’s not for you. As with a lot of things, it takes time to get used to your own personalised vaporizer. Enjoy shopping!
2 thoughts on “Vaporizers Part 3: How to Choose the Right Vaporizer”
I smoke straight marijuana buds what kind of Vape should I get?
Hi Barbara, have a look here. All of these vaporizers are suitable for Cannabis buds.