How To Clean a Vape Tank

How To Clean a Vape Tank: A Guide for New Vapers

If you are new to vaping, you might be wondering how to exactly clean a vape tank. In today’s blog we go over all the ways in which you can clean your box mod or sub-ohm tank so you can use new vape juices. From the easiest way to the most complicated, all of these methods are the best way anyone can use to clean their vape tanks. So, if you are ready, let’s get started. 

Table of Contents:

  1. 1 Method: The Water Rinse
  2. 2 Method: The PG Rinse
  3. 3 Method: The Vodka Rinse
  4. 4 Method: The Ultrasonic Cleaner
  5. How To Clean the Inside of a Vape Tank
  6. Conclusion

1 Method: The Water Rinse

We start with the easiest method available for cleaning your tank, the water rinse method. This method consists of cleaning your tank with warm water. We recommend this method if your tank is fairly new or clean enough that it doesn't require a cleaning agent. 

The first step in the water rinse method is to take apart the tank, being conscious of where each part goes and knowing you can put it back together with no problem. Next, once you have all the pieces, put them under running hot water and clean them with a paper towel and let them air dry. For some, this will be all that it is needed. But for other vapers whose tanks are dirtier, they will need to leave the parts in a bowl of hot water. 

Simply warm up the water and fill a bowl with the water. After running the parts through the sink, put them all inside the bowl and don’t take them out until the water has cooled down. Next, dry them with a paper towel and let them air dry. This is the complete water rinse method. 

2 Method: The PG Rinse

The PG rinse method consists of doing the same thing above but is aimed at getting rid of flavor that might have accumulated in your vape tank. This is done by using propylene glycol, one of the vape juice ingredients. Since propylene glycol, or PG, is great at carrying flavor, it will get rid of those nasty leftover notes in your tank. 

To do the PG rinse, all you have to do is fill a cup or a bowl with high quality PG; don’t ever do it with vegetable glycerin since it is sweeter and more viscous and could end up hurting your vape tank. Once you have your bowl full of PG, throw in your individual vape tank parts and wait for at least one hour. 

Once the hour has passed, it’s time to dry the parts. Simply use a paper towel and dry them one by one and let them air dry until there is no sign of PG. 

3 Method: The Vodka Rinse

The vodka method is the method in which you use a cleaning agent. The easiest one is cheap vodka which anyone can buy at the grocery store. Simply do the same thing as stated above; fill a bowl or a cup with cheap vodka, take your individual vape tank parts, and throw them in and wait for an hour or two. 

Once the hours have passed and the dirt and gunk has fallen off the vape tank parts, use a paper towel and clean the vape parts one by one, then let them dry off and air dry until there is no sign of condensation anywhere. 

4 Method: The Ultrasonic Cleaner

Finally, we get to the most complicated method, the ultrasonic cleaner method. This method consists of using an ultrasonic cleaner that is usually used with jewelry. Although not cheap, once you buy an ultrasonic cleaner, all you have to do is fill it with water and put the individual parts inside. This will be the best way to clean the vape tank but also the most expensive.  Make sure the ultrasonic cleaner runs in 10-minute cycles if you plan on buying one, and once the parts are clean, use a paper towel and dry the parts. 

How To Clean the Inside of a Vape Tank

Although all of these methods will get the dirt out of the inside of your vape tank,  with all of these methods you can use a q-tip to clean every part individually if you feel there is still some dirt left over. Q-tips are also perfect for cleaning the inside of the vape tank.


Remember that cleaning your vape tank regularly is the key to having a well-functioning device and one that does not taste like three or four different flavors mixed together. As always, we invite you to check out all our other blogs and check out the current sales by visiting our homepage.

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