Desktop Vaporizers: Pros and Cons, and Which is Best?
Vaping involves the inhalation and exhalation of vapours, (in this case cannabis) with the aid of an electronic device built specifically for this purpose. There are several devices in the marijuana market you can use to vape with different specifications to suit each individual; ranging from electronic vapes (vape pens) to our topic of discussion for today, desktop cannabis vaporizers.
Vaping devices, during its inception, were used for tobacco products (usually nicotine and flavouring), but now vaping devices like desktop cannabis vaporizers offer a potent, convenient way for cannabis to be used either for medical or recreational purposes.
How do desktop cannabis Vaporizers work?
Like the title implies, desktop cannabis vaporizers are table top vaporizers and are quite sizable. They do not work with batteries (like portable pen vaporizers) and have to be connected to general power supply through a power outlet. This means they can be used for a longer period of time compared to a handheld vape which have to be charged and have varied battery lengths. Most desktop vaporizers use a convection heating system using forced air to heat up and vaporizer the product. This is one of the most seamless and health-conscious ways to consume cannabis.
To use a desktop vaporizer, you simply have to;
- Properly grind herbs or get your cannabis concentrates ready
- Turn on your vaporizer and set to the required temperature
- Fill the vaporizer appropriately
- Allow to heat up
- Fill the balloon
- Inhale the product
- Turn off, clean up and let cool for next usage!
Pros and cons of using a desktop vaporizer
There are several advantages to the use of desktop vaporizers when compared to handheld vapes, or traditional joint smoking. These include;
- More convenient for group use
- Better for adjusting and controlling the temperature of your vapour
- Better for active principle (THC,CBD) extraction due to the convection or hot air heating process involved in heating.
- Longer lasting vaping (portable vaporizers require charging).
As with every device, there are a few cons to the use of desktop vaporizers; and based on your preferred form of use, these may not be too much of a downside. They are quite big, so they may not be convenient for portable use like walking around the house or a trip to the coffee shop. They are quite bulky, meaning it may be a lot harder to conceal or store away the unit especially for users with pets or children in the house.
They are also used while being plugged directly to power supply, meaning they can’t be taken anywhere and aren’t suited for travel to places where there may be different outlet types.
Lastly, due to their advanced heating systems and durability, desktop vaporizers are often much more expensive than portable, battery operated vapes.
There are several quality desktop cannabis vaporizers in the market today, and we wanted to highlight a customer favorite here, considered the “gold standard” for medical cannabis patients.
So, what's the best desktop vape out there? You'll find a lot of options that may fit your needs best, but we can certainly recommend one on our site!
Volcano Medic Complete Kit - Volcano Vaporizer
This is a great choice for medical cannabis users, but is also suitable for recreational use. Compared to regular conduction and convection heating methods, the volcano medic complete kit Vaporizer uses hot air to extract the active constituents (THC,CBD) of the cannabis put in it. There is also an attached balloon to prevent users from coming in direct contact with the heated equipment. The heating process (hot air chamber) of this product, provides a healthier vaping experience while eliminating the possibility of acetic acid and menthol ingestion. If you want a desktop Vaporizer suited specifically for medical use, this might just be your best bet. Each shipped package contains;
- The Volcano Complete Kit heater
- Filling chamber
- Filling chamber ring
- Five valve balloons with mouthpieces
- Three lip pieces
- Normal screen set
- Liquid/concentrate pad set
- Air filter set
- Herb grinder
- Cleaning brush
- User manual.
No matter your preferred vaping device, desktop cannabis vaporizers without a doubt provide a more convenient, safe and healthy way to vape cannabis. We have a selection of desktop cannabis vaporizers available on our site to suit every user based on your needs and preferences.