Welcome to Vaporizerstar.com! My name is James and I my one and only priority with this site is to review vaporizers that I’ve tried, tested, and believe are great. I’m an avid vape lover and throughout the years, I’ve tried many different types of vaporizers from those that are built for dry herbs and those that are built for concentrates. In my spare time, I am a big fan of the outdoors, camping, bike riding, and seeking adventures. On the other hand, there’s also another side of me that like to be at home when I can sit back and relax.
What can I say? After all is said and done, home is where the heart is. Another thing that’s dear to my heart is vaping my favorite herbs and concentrates with my favorite vaporizer. When I first started the vaping lifestyle, I did not know where to start. With so many products available on the market, I was completely lost as to what the best vaporizer was. It took me a while to figure it out, but when I did, I became somewhat of an expert in the best vaporizers.
This is exactly how this website started.
Vaporizerstar.com is your number 1 place for real, honest, and authentic reviews about the best vaporizers available on the market. My goal today is what’s it’s always been: to provide you with useful information about vaporizers so that you can easily select the best one for your needs. On this site, I also write to give you tips on how to improve your vaping experience as well as the necessary steps to take in order to take great care of your vaporizer. While I do believe that most of the information you need is available on the site, if you do happen to have a question that I have not answered on the site, or if you have a question about any of the products listed, please be sure to contact me and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
Enough about me for now. Let’s get you to what you really came here for: vaporizers.
Click on the link below or scroll down to read more about the best portable vaporizers as well as the best desktop vaporizers.
Best Portable Vaporizer Reviews
Portable vaporizers, which are often referred to as vape pens, are small devices that you can hold in your hand, that you use for vaping dry herbs or concentrates. Portable means that you can easily carry this device around, almost as easily as you carry a cell phone. When thinking of the best portable vaporizer, the quality of the vapor, the life of the battery, the easiness of use, size and advanced features are definitely the criteria to keep at the forefront of your mind.
Best Desktop Vaporizer Reviews
Best Desktop Vaporizers 2017
Desktop vaporizers are vaporizers that are stationary, meaning you usually don’t move around with them. They usually stay in one location. Those types of vaporizers are known for their plug-in abilities as well as the different variations in which they are manufactured. Some come in the style of a bad, others a in whip. There are even some that are manufactured with a water filter.
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The Best Vaporizer
Now let’s be clear. Selected the best portable vaporizer is not easy because no two vaporizers are exactly the same, unless they are the same brand and model. Also, one person’s idea of the best vaporizer may be someone else’s idea of a low-quality vaporizer. Therefore, it’s important to clarify what makes a great vaporizer to your and your vaping lifestyle? And only you can answer this question. But here are some guidelines:
What’s your preference: dry herb, concentrates, or both?
How often do you vape?
How do you like your vape clouds and flavor: thick, sleek, strong, or faint?
Do you like simple do it yourself vaporizers?
Or do you prefer advanced features like temperature control?
What’s your budget?
In our Best Vaporizers on the navigation menu of this website, we have a section that is dedicated to helping you select the best vaporizers depending on the category. This section will help you select the best vaporizer depending on what criteria is most important to you.
Authorized Vaporizer Retailers
Before we go any further, I want to highlight to you that it is extremely important that you purchase your vaporizers from the manufacturer or an authorized dealer/retailer. With everything happening around the country lately, vaporizers have increased in popularity among both young and mature crowds. This means that those products are selling and sometimes they sell superfast. With every great product that becomes available on the market, it is expected that there is a counterfeit copy of the original. Therefore, in order to avoid fake vaporizer brands and models, be sure to get your product from the manufacturer or an authorized dealer/retailer.
Another topic I would like to talk about is the importance of buying your vaporizers through an authorized retailer. Vaporizers are gaining a lot of popularity with legalization spreading across the country. With that said, counterfeit models are being made for many of the popular.
What is a vaporizer?
Portable vaporizers (aka vapes) are handheld devices with small ovens (aka chambers) that are used to heat a substance (dry herb or concentrates) to a boiling temperature, releasing active cannabinoids in the form of vapor. The vapor can be inhaled to enjoy the full benefits of any medicinal herb or extract. A vaporizer will not burn your herb, thus not releasing combustion related concierges.
Vaporizers use the small “oven” to heat the herb and then pull the potent vapor through the mouthpiece. Most portables are powered by an internal, rechargeable battery.
Which types of vaporizers are available?
There are three main types- Dry Herb, Wax (concentrate, extracts), and E-liquid vaporizers (aka electronic cigarettes).
Dry herb vaporizers are used to vape the raw, dried, ground up medicinal herbs such as cannabis.
Wax Vaporizers are used to vape THC/CBD concentrates and extracts that are becoming increasingly popular in US dispensaries (in legal states).
e-Liquid Vaporizers and eCigs are used to vape e-liquids (with or without nicotine). That is a huge category by itself and contains vape-mods and electronic cigarettes. The important thing to keep in mind is – these are not used to consume THC in any way. They are not compatible with herb and wax. They act more like a “cigarette substitute.”
Does a Vaporizer smell like weed after (or while) using it?
That is not a simple yes or no. Yes, it will smell but much less than smoking. While you use the vaporizer and blow vapor in/out, the vapor will have a gentle scent that will dissolve quickly even in a closed environment. Unlike smoke, it will not stick to anything, and will not smell your breath. After usage, it’s best to empty and quickly clean the oven to eliminate the smell. Smell-proof cases are also available for many vapes.
What is the optimal vaping temperature?
That depends on the herb that you use. For most types of medical marijuana (dry herb) 350 -420 degrees Fahrenheit will work best. Warmer will produce harsher, more visible vapor. Lower will produce flavorful, mild vapor.
The majority of modern vaporizers have a temperature control option, allowing the user to set the exact temperature. Some even have advanced heating profiles with varying temperature throughout the session.
How can I tell when my herb is finished/ completely vaporized?
You will be able to tell by the flavor, the amount of vapor, and many draws you taken. There is no scientific formula, and vaporizers do not tell you when it’s time for a new bowl.
Every new bowl starts very potent, aromatic and flavorful, and decreases with use. How much will you take it, is completely up to you.
Can I split an oven to multiple sessions?
I highly recommend against it. When a vaporizer reaches vaping temperature, the herb loses flavor and potency. The problem is that if you reached vaping temp and then you turn it off, it takes some time to cool down (usually a couple of mins). During this time, the herb in the oven is still “cooking.” So when you re-activate it, the herb has been hot for a good few minutes and lost much of its potency. So it’s best if you use one oven in one session. Keep in mind, if you are a “solo” or “group” vaper, choose a vape with a suitable oven size.
Convection VS Conduction:
Conduct- meaning the heating element is touching the dry herb and heating it via touch.
Convect- meaning that the heat is generated “away” from the herb, and then pulled in with a draw, passing by the herb to warm it along the way.
Convection vaporizers typically provide better flavor.
To sum it all up:
By now, you should have a pretty solid opinion on what you are looking for in a medical marijuana vaporizer, and what are the options available. Feel free to check our in-depth reviews for each of the products on this page. Most contain demo videos with hands-on usage. Click the links and read more info about any vaporizer in the official’s store website. I hope that this vaporizer guide brought you a step closer to making the switch and join the magical world of herbal vaporizers.