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How to Clean a Vape Coil?

The vape coil is the most important part of your vaping device. After all, the coil is the component that’s tasked with heating up the e-liquid and converting it into vapour. However, coils don’t last long. They are quite delicate and even a simple error such as forgetting to prime the wick before vaping can burn the coil.

In this post, our vaping team in the North East shares some top tips to clean your vape coil.

Why Clean Your Vape Coil

Although the vaping juice won’t stain the equipment, residue may build up with use, which can affect your vape’s performance. Some flavours are known to gunk up the coil and a gunked-up coil will affect the quality of the flavour and may even leave a burnt taste.

If you are used to replacing your coil every other week, cleaning up the coil regularly can help extend its life for a few more days whilst ensuring you get optimal performance out of it. Moreover, keeping your coil clean will bring down the cost of replacements. At the same time, a clean coil will improve the vaping experience and flavour.

How to Clean Your Vape Coil?

Wipe it Clean

Vape flavours with a high concentration of VG can build gunk rapidly and liquids with sugar, even faster. At the end of the day, use a Q-tip to clean off the residue build-up that may have occurred during the day. If you leave the gunk on the coil for several days, the coil may change colour and burn out sooner.

Soak Your Coil

For a more intensive clean, it’s a good idea to soak the coils. Ethanol, vodka or vinegar are your top options. Warm water is another good alternative.

Soak the coil overnight to break up the residue build-up even from the nooks and crannies you can’t reach with the Q-tip. Soaking is also a great option if you haven’t wiped your coil using Q-tips for long.

However, be sure to remove the wick before soaking the coil.


These two cleaning techniques will go a long way in keeping your vape coils gunk-free and clean. A regular cleaning routine will help deliver optimal performance and improve the life of your coil.

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