A clean vape is necessary if you want to have a pleasant vaping experience. Cleaning your vape regularly will optimise its performance, and give you an overall better experience. Over time, the residue from the e-liquid can build-up inside your vape and reduce its function and you will have to purchase a replacement vape coil.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t extend the life of your current coil. The most infamous ingredient in E-Liquid that clogs up vape coils is sweetener. This will ruin your vape overtime and make your e-liquid taste burnt or just unpleasant. Fortunately, we can teach you how to clean a vape coil.

How to Clean Vape Coils

Cleaning a vape coil can be quite tricky, especially if you’re a beginner. To go about this the right way, follow the steps below:

  1. Soak your coils in a coil cleaner solution such as vinegar, vodka or ethanol
  2. Rinse your coils using lukewarm water
  3. Lightly brush them with a disposable toothbrush to get rid of any built-up residue
  4. Let your coils dry
  5. Do a “dry hit” to evaporate any leftover water

Some particular kinds of coils might require further instructions (more on this below), but this technique should help you to clean any standard vape coils. You can also use dishwasher soap to clean your coils, but try not to overdo it.

How to Clean a Sub OHM Vape Coil

Typically, sub-ohm vape coils aren’t designed to be cleaned. However, there is a method that is worth trying. The main issue with sub-ohm coils is that the wick eventually degrades over time. To try and salvage your sub-ohm vape coil, follow these steps:

  1. Soak your coil in hot water for about 30 minutes (not boiling water but hot enough to take a bath)
  2. With a cotton bud, gently clean the residue inside of the coil
  3. Give it a proper rinse under a tap of hot water on both the sides and bottom
  4. Blow into the coil to remove any excess water from the coil

How to Clean a Vape Tank and Coil

SMOK RPM 2 Replacement Coil (5 Pack)

The first thing you want to do is remove the coil from the vape tank. Then, make sure to completely disassemble the vape tank. While doing this, please keep your eyes on how the parts go together to save you trouble when it’s time to assemble the tank again!

Then, take each part and run them under warm water for a good rinse. After you rinse each piece, dry them off using a paper towel. Finally, let each part dry for about half an hour. Once each part is dry, reassemble your tank, and you’re all set.

Next, to clean your coils, you’ll need to soak them in a cleaning solution. Then rinse the coil and lightly brush any residue that might be building upon the coil.

How to Clean a Burnt Vape Coil

Many people think you need to dispose of burnt vape coils. However, there is a way to recover a burnt coil, and it’s surprisingly simple. You only need to remove the burnt coil and place it in a small bowl of warm water. Be sure to let it soak for about 30 minutes.

After the coil is done soaking, rinse it with cold water and let it air dry. If your coil still tastes funky, you might need to get a new coil. However, you can always try doing this process a few times before calling it quits.

How to Clean a Clogged Vape

Clogs are probably the number one reason why vapes stop working correctly. Luckily, it’s easy to clean a clogged vape and doesn’t require much time. Sometimes you need to blow on the mouthpieces to see if the air pressure is enough to remove the clog. If that doesn’t work, try using a toothpick to remove the debris.

Finally, if neither option works, you can try to use heat to loosen up the build-up. A hairdryer is often the best tool to use. Let the hot air run within your vape for a few minutes and try steps 1 and 2 again.

How to Clean Coils on a Vape Pen

Cleaning the coil on a vape pen is similar to cleaning any everyday vape. You can purchase a vape coil cleaning solution, or use a home remedy like vinegar to soak your coils. Then, after letting them soak for roughly 30 minutes, you’ll want to rinse them with warm water. After a thorough rinse, dry the coils out with a paper towel, and you’re all set!

Cleaning your vape pens regularly will keep it performing properly. We recommend you give your pen a thorough cleaning at least once a week.

How to Clean the Coil on a Wax Vape Pen


Since wax is already a sticky substance, it’s no surprise that wax vape pens are quick to clog and stop working. You can use the same method of cleaning a normal vape pen to try and clean your wax vape pen, but it might be wise to use a cleaning solution specifically designed to handle the sticky wax. If you’re using a wax pen cleaning solution, you’ll want to soak the coils for at least 10 minutes. Then make sure to thoroughly dry your coils before attempting to use your device.

How to Clean a Concentrate Vape Coil

The Fog Works NS coil

The Fog Works NS Coils

If you buy a concentrate vape, you will need to learn how to clean vape coils since these can get sticky fast. First, perform a dry burn to get rid of any excess residue. If there’s still a ton of residue leftover, rinse a q-tip under cold water and gently clean the inside of the coil and try to remove the rest of the build-up. Then, add a new wick to your coil, and you’re all set!

Remember, you need to clean concentrate vapes more often as the substance is much more sticky than regular e-liquid. We recommend checking on your coils once every two to three days.

How to Clean a Ceramic Vape Coil

If you have a ceramic vape coil, you might know that cleaning it can be quite tricky. The best way to clean your ceramic vape coil is to do a couple of dry burns. Then dip the coil in lukewarm water and repeat the process. If you’re still having trouble, use a pair of tweezers to try and remove any residue that might be compromising the coil’s function.


Now that you know how to clean vape coils, you can give it a shot. Remember that different types of vapes might require a different cleaning process. If its time to replace check out our vape clearance store where we have all of the vape-related products and information you need at the best prices.