How To Clean Your Vape Tank

Keeping your vape tank clean is a vital measure in maintaining the performance of your e-cigarette setup and can have a huge impact on the flavour payoff of your e-liquids.  

Over time, e-liquid residue can build up in your tank and clog the internal components, causing disruption to the airflow traveling through the tank. This results in restricted airflow and reduces the amount of vapour your device is capable of producing – which is pretty much kryptonite for serious sub ohm vapers!   

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Why Do I Need To Clean My Tank?

Another big reason to keep your tank clean is because of the impact that build-up and residue can have on the flavour quality of your e-liquids. When e-liquid is allowed to accumulate in-between refills, it coats the inside of your tank as well as the coil and wicking material in a layer of old, congealed e-liquid. This means that when you refill your tank with a new juice, the old e-liquid remaining on the tank and coil is reheated and either clouds or completely overwhelms the flavour of the new e-liquid.   

As a general rule, we recommend giving your tank a thorough clean at least once a week in order to ensure that your e-cigarette setup is performing to the very best of its ability.  

How to clean the tank

Begin by making sure your tank is completely empty of e-liquid. Then, hold the tank under warm running water for around one minute to help remove any remaining e-liquid residue.  

After thoroughly rinsing the tank, use a piece of kitchen towel or cloth to dry the tank as much as possible. Set the tank aside for around ten minutes to allow any remaining moisture to evaporate and, before reassembling the tank, take a cotton bud and use it to dry any remaining water which might not have evaporated.  

For A Deep Clean

For a more intensive clean, follow the steps mentioned previously but rather than holding your tank under running water, place it in a bowl of warm water and leave it to soak for a couple of minutes. You can even add a couple of drops of mild washing up liquid to the water to help shift particularly stubborn residue. After soaking the tank, hold it under running water to rinse off any washing up liquid suds and be sure to thoroughly dry before reassembling and reattaching it to your device as excess moisture could compromise the safety of your e-cigarette or cause premature aging to the components of the tank.       

Need a new tank?

We stock a wide collection of high-performance tanks for use will all styles of e-cigarette setup, including classic clearomisers for plus ohm kits and reliable sub ohm tanks for use with high-VG e-liquids.

You can also find an array of coil options to pair with your tank and ensure your device is operating at peak performance, with each coil offering incredible vapour production and the very best flavour payoff possible.

We only select the very best tanks from reputable industry names like Aspire, Eleaf, GeekVape, Innokin, and Smok, so you can be assured of top-tier quality and safety every step of the way. Browse our tank collection today and - along with our kits, accessories, mods, and e-liquids – create the perfect e-cigarette setup for your individual needs.