Today, there are many vaporizers out there on the market. When people begin to dabble in this up-and-coming industry they tend to try out the portable vaporizers first and then begin to be drawn into the benefits of a desktop vaporizer. The best desktop vaporizer will be different for everyone. They tend to vary a little more than the portable vaporizers and they cost a lot more as well due to their size and high quality. Firstly, we’ll have a look at the different types of desktop vaporizers that are available on the market today and then link that through to the desktop vaporizers that we sell here at Herbalize Store.
Desktop vaporizers, by their very nature, are a lot bigger than their portable counterparts. While the portables have their advantages of being available whenever the desire to vape takes you, nothing can beat the big clouds of a desktop vaping experience. In fact, desktop vaporizers have been around much longer than the ultra-portable vape pens that everyone loves. But what are their advantages?
Firstly, if you’re somewhere with a plug, you’re good to go. There’s no hassle of recharging batteries or changing batteries like with portables. Secondly, as I’ve mentioned already, the clouds of vapor! They’re really unrivalled. Furthermore, the vapor is purer and cleaner and there’s no accidentally hot vapor or vapor with a burnt taste. They’re consistent time and time again and, once you get the hang of it, they’re so easy to use.Different Types of Desktop Vaporizer:
The Whip Vaporizer
It’s easy to become overwhelmed with choice but we’re going to make it simple. Let’s first look at Whip Vaporizers. Whip Vaporizers heat the herbs through convection while using a whip attachment. The whip has three parts: a wand (usually made from glass) where you place the herb, a tube (medical grade silicon usually) and a mouth piece made from heavy duty glass. These three components enable you to draw great vapor in a steady stream at a perfect temperature. This type of vaporizer is ideal if you are looking for something that is not very technical. They’re also one of the cheaper types but don’t let this put you off, they won’t disappoint.
The balloon type of vaporizers are powered by forced air, which creates tasty yet consistent vapor. With convection heating, the warm air passes through the dry herbs or concentrates instead of relying on combustion. Most of the forced air vaporizers have a fan to enable the air to flow through the material, pushing the vapor into a bag or balloon. These can be cut so that you can have shorter sessions or kept longer for larger groups to share or for longer sessions. If this sounds more your thing, then a balloon vaporizer would be ideal.
Balloon and Whip Combined
A few desktop vaporizers have the dual functionality of both a whip and a balloon or bag. These would make a great choice for anyone whether you enjoy long sessions alone or with a group.
Water Pipe Adaptor
If you’re used to traditional water pipes, you can get a water pipe adaptor to work in conjunction with your pipe to make it into a vaporizer. Your herbs can then be turned into lovely clouds of flavorful, water-filtered vapor.
What material can you use with a desktop vaporizer?
Most desktops are versatile these days and can handle dry herbs and concentrates but you must check the individual model as you don’t want to mess up your new piece of kit.
Desktop Vaporizer Reviews
Now that you know a little more about desktop vaporizers (or maybe you were already well-informed!), we’ll have a look at the desktop vaporizers that we sell here in Herbalize Store.
Arizer Extreme Q
First up is the Arizer Extreme Q. Arizer is one of those very well-known brands of vaporizer. If you’ve started vaping, chances are that you have already heard of Arizer. Their Extreme Q is one of their desktop vaporizers with the same top quality components and warranties that Arizer are renowned for. This is one of the only desktop vaporizers on the market today that can be controlled with a remote control. The vape temperature can be set and the whole vaporizer activated with the simple touch of a button. There’s also a clear LCD display with access to all of the settings. This model also has a new triple heat sensor which distributes heat more efficiently, improving your vaping experience.
This vaporizer is versatile in that you can use the forced air system to fill the balloons or you can use the whip. The whip can also be used independently without fan assistance should you wish greater draw resistance. It has a fast ceramic heating element which operates 80% more quietly than the previous models.
The Classic Volcano delivers consistent, quality vapour time and time again. The Classic Version is controlled via a rotating dial which has a temperature range of one to nine, with nine being the highest temperature. The system on the whole is really simple. It uses a heater and a fan that sits below the chamber, blowing hot air through the herbs and into the bag. The bag can then be removed and you can draw the vapour through the mouth piece. This comes in two types: the Solid Valve system and the Easy Valve system. The Solid Valve system uses a spool of bags and cut them to your desired size. This is better for single users because you can shrink the size of the chamber to suit you. However, this requires a little more cleaning than the Easy Valve system. With the Easy Valve system, you buy new bags that are already pre-made with their custom mouth pieces. The sizes are all the same and there’s much less cleaning to be done. Having said that, the Volcano is one of the best desktops in reference to how little you need to clean it!
The Digital Volcano is exactly that. It’s the same as the Classic Volcano but has a temperature display and easy to press temperature buttons as well as a 30-minute auto-shutoff feature.
The Plenty Vaporizer
The Plenty Vaporizer is made by the same company as the Volcano, Storz and Bickel. It’s great for providing some of the best vapor on the market, with big clouds and excellent vapor due to its hybrid heating system. It’s ideal as a pass-around or to leave by the bed, thanks to the auto-shutoff feature. It’s also remarkably inexpensive!
This is a top quality desktop vaporizer. It’s a whip style and it produces smooth, cool vapor, even with the higher temperatures which often results in a loss of flavor. It’s extremely versatile since you can use the whip and bags and there’s even a steamroller you can buy separately. A positive about this desktop is that it heats in about ten seconds, which is much faster than the vast majority of desktop units. There’s also the optional fan assist for when you want large, effortless draws.
The Silver Surfer
This is a desktop that the true try herb vapers use and for good reason. It’s a top of the range whip-style featuring glass construction with a convection heating unit. There’s also the angled design of the heat-cover to wand connection which prevents any of your blend from falling out of the wand. It also features an indicator light which dims and brightens as you adjust the temperate. There’s also the handy padded case for travel (despite this being a desktop!) and it comes with a three year warranty too!
Arizer V Tower
When you first look at it, the V-Tower looks similar to Arizer’s Extreme Q. This is a whip-style vaporizer which heats the air through the herb as it flows, not in a heating chamber. It has a simple and easy to use digital display panel to control it and a pleasing stainless steel casing. You can select the temperature precisely and it also comes with a potpourri bowl so that you can use it as an air freshener as it cools down. This can help mask the minimal odors that your vaping may have produced.
For many of us, desktop vapes are where it’s at. They’re consistent, reliable and durable, providing us with hit after hit of smooth, tasty vapor. If you mainly vape at home, then a desktop would certainly be the best option, especially given the superior vapor quality that most desktops produce. Portables are all good and well but they sometimes just don’t deliver in terms of consistency or quantity and sometimes the batteries can run flat!
Whether it’s the reputation of the Arizers, or the bag style of the Volcanos, there is a desktop vaporizer that is just perfect for you.