While you may not look forward to the somewhat boring task of cleaning your vaporizer, it is the most important thing you can do to keep your vape in working condition for years to come. And after spending all that money on a top-of-the-range device like the Crafty, you’re not really going to cut its lifespan in half because you didn’t clean it enough are you?
Storz & Bickel recommend taking the time to clean your vape once a week, but it really depends on how often you use your device. Heavy users should naturally expect to deep-clean their devices more often, while more infrequent vapers can probably get away with a quick brush out after every other use. If you notice that you’re getting some harsh draw resistance or your airflow is beginning to get a little restricted, your vape is telling you it’s time for that deep clean. But don’t worry – we’ve made you a handy step-by-step guide on how to clean your Crafty vaporizer.
The right cleaning tools for your Crafty
First thing you’ll have to do is gather the right tools together to clean your Crafty.
- - some cotton buds (firm precision Q-tips are best
- - good quality isopropyl alcohol (at least 91% or higher if possible)
- - a mug or glass jar deep enough to soak all of your removable Crafty pieces
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Grab the brush included with your Crafty kit, as well as the packing tool located at the bottom of your vape. Separating the different parts of the cooling unit will be considerably easier to do when your device is warm, so pre-heat your Craft for a few minutes at a low temperature before disassembling for the first time.
How to clean your Crafty vaporizer
Using the tools provided with your Crafty, take apart all the removable pieces of your vape. Start by removing the cooling unit on top of the vape by unscrewing it from the device.
Rotate the mouthpiece side-to-side until it pops out and remove the blue seal ring around it.
To release the cap lock on your Crafty, push it to one side and then pull the cap up on the opposite side.
Separate the top part of the cooling unit from the base to expose the two blue seal rings. Using your filling chamber tool, remove these blue seal rings and pop out the chamber screen.
Removing the lower screen in the filling chamber can be a little tricky, especially for the first time. You can try digging under the sides of the screen with your filling chamber tool, but another great tip is to use the filling chamber tool to poke small dents in the screen. This will help the edges to come loose from the walls of the herb chamber, so it pops up and falls out easily.
Turn your device upside down over a paper towel and brush out any herb residue that was hanging out under the screen.
Take all removeable parts of your Crafty (EXCEPT the cap lock - part with the Crafty logo - and the seal rings) and soak in isopropyl alcohol for 30 minutes, to loosen any sticky leftover debris. Never let your vape parts soak more than an hour!
While the removable parts are left soaking, dampen a cotton bud with a little bit of isopropyl alcohol and wipe down the insides of your herb chamber. Be careful not to oversoak the cotton bud, as the liquid could drop down into your device and do irreversible damage to the heating elements. The easiest way to avoid this is by cleaning the herb chamber with your vape upside down. Then let the chamber dry by setting the Crafty upside down on a paper towel.
Insert a new screen into your herb chamber, pressing down lightly with your filling tool to secure.
After an hour, rinse all the removable parts that were soaking in isopropyl alcohol with warm water and dry thoroughly before putting your vape back together. Any dampness trapped within the parts could cause damage to your device, so be sure everything is completely dry before reassembling. Your Crafty is now up and running and ready for its final cleaning step.
Final step: Burn off cycle for safety
The final step of cleaning you Crafty vape is to run a few burn off cycles with an empty herb chamber. This is very easy. Simply set your Crafty to max temperature and run a few cycles until you cannot smell any more alcohol. Once this is done your Crafty is ready for regular use again!
Want a top tip for cleaning your device less? Brush out your herb chamber while it is still warm after every use, so resinous herb particles don’t dry and stick to the walls of your chamber.