If you’ve finally made the decision to buy a vaporiser, you should know that you’ve made the right decision! But if you’ve then decided to do some browsing to find out what model you should buy, there’s a pretty good chance that contending with the hundreds of great vaporisers on the market today has you stumped. Whether you’re going for liquid or herb vaporisers, there are quite a few things to consider before you make the commitment to spend your hard-earned money. Thankfully, there are a few useful things that you can keep in mind while browsing – in this article, we take a look at a few of them to help you become more knowledgeable in the wonderful world of vaporisers.
What to look out for when shopping for vaporisers
When you’re looking for vaporisers in Australia, there’s a good chance you’re going to be very overwhelmed with the options available – particularly as they all have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. But before you dive into trying to work out the finer details, like different heating methods, size, or method of temperature control, you’ll have to work out whether you need a vaporiser for herbs, oils or concentrates. This is because certain vaporisers are typically designed to accommodate just one of these forms of material due to their very dissimilar physical properties, so you’ll need to choose according to what you typically vaporise. How do these respective materials work, then? Generally, oils and concentrates are usually more potent than dried herbs as they are highly concentrated, which in turn ensures they produce stronger effects (although they’re not quite as authentic as a dry herb concoction). The strong taste and effects are enjoyable for some – particularly those that are used to them – but dry herbs are typically more enjoyed by those who favour a mellow experience, and a much nicer taste to boot.
Vaporiser types to consider
After you’ve decided on what material you’d like to use a vaporiser for, you can start considering the specifics. The first of these you should think about is the heating method of the vaporiser. Most vaporisers on the market today use conduction technology to heat material, but newer vaporisers are beginning to employ convection. Conduction is a method involving the direct heating of materials through hot surfaces, whereas convection involves the pushing of heated air through the material. As you might imagine, convection is a much gentler heating method so it creates a better flavour and the gentler release of active ingredients, while conduction heat more aggressively, but are usually much cheaper (and also much more portable). This is an important thing to consider if you’re deciding between portable or desktop vaporisers, as cost and convenience are often at odds here. Desktop vaporisers never run out of power, are more affordable for the technology they provide as compared to portable vaporisers and create better vapour, but if you do decide to purchase one, they are hardly something to take on the go.
What vaporiser is right for you?
As you might have been able to tell, there are quite a few things to consider when shopping around for a vaporiser. Although we’ve only really just scraped the surface, the above information should at least offer some food for thought. Do a bit of your own research and consider your circumstances and you should be able to work out the right decision for you in a relatively short amount of time!