The Volcano Vaporizer is known for being one of the best vaporizers on the market, but it is a little pricey. The Arizer Extreme Q has plenty of features and it also costs less.
However, which of these is the better choice in vaporizer.
The Volcano looks and feels durable and long lasting with a sleek, modern look to it.
The Extreme Q also looks good and feels like it is well built. This vaporizer is also smaller and lighter than the Volcano.
The only thing is that on the Extreme Q the buttons feel a little cheap compared to the Volcano.
The Extreme Q has an immense amount of features that you properly won’t find on other vaporizers. This is where the Extreme Q shines and stands out. The Extreme Q for instance can be used with a balloon and a whip, whereas the Volcano can only be used with a balloon.
The Extreme Q also has an LCD display and a remote control. On the features front the Extreme Q vaporizer sets itself apart from the Volcano Vaporizer.
Both of the devices are easy to use.
The Volcano has been designed in such a way that it is virtually impossible to lose or waste any of the herb whilst you are vaping it.
The Volcano has a locking valve system that is inside the bags, which means that even when you are not using it, your herb cant escape.
With the Extreme Q you will need to keep your finger over the hole at the end of the balloon in order to stop the vape from escaping.
The vapor quality is difficult to spate as they both produce a great vapor, but the Volcano does have the edge in terms of taste.
Both of these vaporizers are great devices as they both produce a clean and tasty vape.
If you are looking for a more affordable vaporizer that is packed with features and accessories then you should go for the Extreme Q.
However if you’re not concerned about money and want to get the best high-end vape on the market, go for the Volcano.
High-level Desktop Vaporizers
Here is a look at some high level desktop vaporizers
VapeXhale Cloud EVO
The VapeXhale Cloud EVO is an impressive unit that was made to be used with a water pipe and there are several options available when you buy this vaporizer. Generally it will come with a dry tube at no extra cost.
The vaporizer is easy to use. You plug it in and turn the temperature dial to the 12 o’clock position. You will then need to wait for about 15 minutes so that you get a better vapor. Once the time has passed, you need to load the material into the EZ Load bowl, pop the cap back on and insert it into the top of the unit. Attach the tube of choice and begin vaping.
If you usually vape through a water pipe then this is the unit for you. If you have never used a water pipe then you can stick to the dry tube and upgrade at a later stage.
The volcano vaporizer is the best and well known vaporizer made by Storz and Bickel. You can get the Volcano vaporizer in the classic and the digital.
The Volcano is easy to use. You need to press the orange switch on the front and wait two to three minutes until the unit reaches the temperature. The orange light on the unit will turn off when the temperature is reached.
Once the temperature is reached, place the herb chamber on top of the unit and then snap either the solid valve or the easy valve on top and activate the fan. The bags will fill in about 30 seconds, once the bag is full then you turn off the fan and begin to draw. You will be able to get around m5 draws from each bag.
The easy valve kit comes with five easy valve bags and each bag will last for about two months. The solid valve set allows you to replace the bags with any food safe sized bags you want.
The Volcano is for those that want a great and efficient unit that provides the best tasting vaporizer on the market.
The Herbalizer is a new desktop model but is quickly gaining a great reputation. The Herbalizer uses a hydrogen bulb instead of a normal heating element which means that it heats up in just a few seconds.
The Herbalizer is also the first multi-use vape that performs perfectly in each category. The unit can use whips, balloons and direct draw as well as an aromatherapy mode.
In order to turn the vaporizer on you need to open the unit where it will split into two separate internal parts. One part is for aromatherapy and the other is for normal vaporization.
You will need to select which mode you want to use.
With the vaportherapy mode there are two setting you will use. You will either attach a whip or use the fan to fill a balloon.
There is a third mode which is the freestyle mode where you hook up the device like you are going to fill a balloon, but you will not attach a balloon and just turn the fan on. This allows you to fill a room with vapor.
You need to load the chamber for either mode, select vaportherapy, choose whip or bag and then set your temperature. Attach the whip or balloon and you are ready to vape.
The vapor quality is pure and the vaporizer is of top quality.
Mid-level Desktop Vaporizers 2015
Here are options for mid-level desktop vaporizers for 2015.
The Silver Surfer by 7* Floor is a mid-level vaporizer that is a whip operated vape, which is customizable and comes with a three year warranty on the electrical components.
The vaporizer is easy to use. You will need to plug the unit in and turn the knob all the way up for about two minutes in order to get the heater going. The ceramic heater will give off an orange glow and you should turn it down to the 12 o’clock position for the ideal temperature range. Insert the wand and begin to draw.
If you prefer to draw quickly you will probably prefer a higher heat setting and a lower setting is best for slow draws.
The wand is made from glass and the whip is food grade vinyl. You will get a very good flavor with this and with the ceramic heater. You can choose the standard glass connection for your whip which you will need to hold up to the heating cover, the ground glass can attach to the unit and stay in so that you do not need to hold it and the spherical ground glass is similar to the regular ground glass.
The downside to this vaporizer is that you will either need to hold the wand to the heater or you will have to stir it 3 to 4 times during one session. Also there is no exact temperature numbers but the dial works well and it is easy to adjust the temperature.
7th Floor is releasing the Super Surfer soon which will be an updated version of the Silver Surfer.
The E-Nano is simple, sleek and is also made from wood. The E-Nano falls into the ‘log vapes’ category because it looks like a log and because inside the wood exterior is a high powered heater that vapes small amounts of dry herbs with efficiency.
You just need to turn this vaporizer on by plugging it in and setting the adjustable voltage on the power cord; load and insert the stem into the top and you are ready.
If you are looking for efficiency then this is the vape for you.
The Plenty Vaporizer is by Storz and Bickel and is one of the best vaporizers on the market.
The Plenty Vaporizer has a large chamber and has the ability to be handheld. It is easy to load and you will need to unscrew the coil and the coil base from the unit, and then unscrew the base to open the herb chamber. Once you have loaded the herbs you need to screw the base back onto the coil, reattach it to the unit and begin to vape.
There are seven heat settings which you will need to experiment with. It’s a good idea to start at 4 and move up.
This vaporizer is not easy on the eye and has a big spring attached. The spring though is the cooling coil which cools the vapor down a lot before it gets to your mouth. You will then be able to handle more vapor as it won’t irritate your throat as much as a hotter vapor.
The handle makes it easy to hold and to pass around in groups.
Entry Level Desktop Vaporizers for 2015
If you are looking for an entry level desktop vaporizer then here are two options that are worth a look. They both have pros and cons to them and your decision will be based on your personal needs.
Entry Level Desktop Vaporizers
The Extreme Q 4.0 by Arizer is a multipurpose vaporizer that is able to do both whips and bags. The Extreme Q has a unique feature in that it uses a remote instead of switches, which gives it a more hands free experience.
The device is pretty simple to use as you just turn the vaporizer on with the remote and choose your temperature setting. The LCD display will show that you have reached your desired temperature in 20 seconds, but for better results you should leave it for a minute after.
Once the temperature is reached, you can place your material in a glass cyclone bowl and place that into the top of the unit. Then attach the glass elbow into the whip and then place that into the cyclone bowl and you’re ready.
If you want to use the unit with a balloon then you use the tube and place that on top of the bowl and then attach the balloon to the tube. Set the fan to high and wait for the balloon to fill.
The herbalAire H2.2 by herbalAire is a small unit that has got power. You will not have to grind your material for this vaporizer which is a pro for this vape.
You will find that there are two different versions of the herbalAire. One of the units has a dial and the other features an LCD display. The dial unit is called the herbalAire H2.2 and the LCD display option is called the herbalAire Elite.
You can use both of these units with either a bag, a whip or you can choose to take draws directly from the unit. Also this unit can be directly attached to a water pipe right out of the box, whereas units need a separate attachment.
The bags of this unit need to be filled by using an external pump to it. You do get this pump with the herbalAire unit though.
The whip and the direct draw work well, but the temperatures do generally run on the hot side so it’s advisable to start with 350⁰F.
The unit is easy to use as you simply turn the dial to the temperature, load the crucible and pop in the mouthpiece. Then you just need to put in the whip or the straw for the bags and you’re ready.