Cleaning your beloved vaporizer is surely the least fun activity about owning one right?
The irony of this is that the better maintained our devices are, the better they perform.
I test a lot of vaporizers and I always prefer the ones that are designed in a way that makes them easy to clean.
The Vapir Prima is one of the easiest portable vaporizers to clean, so if you own one you should consider yourself lucky.
I will walk you through from start to finish and we’ll be done in no time.
Ok, let’s get into it and get the job done!
When Does the Prima Need to Be Cleaned?
Your Prima will need to be cleaned when you find that the airflow is getting restricted while drawing. If you are continuously using your device, you’ll notice that the airflow will become tighter and tighter. Once the airflow is becoming restricted and it affects the quality of your vaping experience, you won’t be able to put cleaning it off any longer.
Here is what you’ll need for the job:
- Some rubbing alcohol or pure essential oils
- A clean cloth or paper towel
- A few q-tips
- And a little container to soak your parts in.
Step 1 – Cleaning Your Screen:
To start with, take off the cup of your Prima, then take the silicone insert out and pop the screen out.
Cleaning the screen is easy, brush off any excess herb materials and then give it a little wipe before you place it into a little alcohol or essential oil.
Tip: I highly recommend brushing off the screen every time you empty the chamber, as this will help to keep your Prima screen unblocked for longer. In my view, it is totally worth that few seconds it takes to do after every session, so you don’t have to do the entire cleaning process as often.
While your screen is soaking, you can give the silicone part a good wipe as well, so it is all nice and clean.
If it has some resin built up on it, you might need to use a q-tip with a little rubbing alcohol to clean it completely.
Step 2 – Cleaning the Liquid Pad in the Bottom of the Chamber:
Using the supplied packing and cleaning tool, you can get the liquid pad out of the bottom of your chamber. Once it is out, you can drop it on the table a couple of times for the residual herbal materials to shake out. This will help to avoid the debris ‘burning’ into your pad and helps you to expand its life.
Step 3 – Cleaning Your Stainless Steel Pipe and Mouthpiece:
After your screen is nice and clean, you can move onto the remaining parts that also need to be cleaned, such as the stainless steel pipe and the mouthpiece.
Depending on how dirty the stainless steel pipe is, you can use your supplied plug brush,
or if it is very dirty and you don’t want to sacrifice your brush, first you can use a q-tip or roll up some paper towel and try to get the majority of the residual herbs out of the pipe.
If your pipe has a lot of resiny residue accumulated in it, you can also soak it in rubbing alcohol or in pure essential oil.
After you cleaned your pipe, you can give the mouthpiece a wipe, should be pretty easy.
Step 4 – Cleaning Your Chamber and Cap:
To delay excess build-up of resin on the chamber, you can give it a light clean as well.
And finally, a bit of a rubbing on the inside of the cap to remove any debris.
Step 5 – Finishing the Job:
At this point, all you have left to do is let the parts dry for a little while and then put them all back together and you are good to go.
As simple as that.
Luckily, the Prima does not have too many tricky corners that are hard to clean and that is largely due to its user-friendly modular structure.
I hope this helps. Please tell us about your experience with the Vapir Prima below or if you have any tips that you worked out while cleaning it.