Why Do Dry Herb Vaporizers Have Ceramic Chambers ?

When purchasing a dry herb vaporizer the main features are always listed alongside the device.  The consumer often has an idea of good things to look out for, yet doesn’t always fully understand the reasoning behind it. The choice of design, technology or material used can strongly determine the function and quality of a vaporizer.

It’s important to remember that not all  vaporizers are created equally and that certain features will enhance performance considerably.

With this in mind we are looking at why ceramic is often used to build the vape’s chamber and what improvement, if any, it brings to the vaporizer.

Nereus Nova Vaporizer Ceramic Chamber


About the Chamber

So the heating element is the very heart of the vaporizer. It is primarily what will dictate the vaping experience and deserves consideration.

At the core of all dry herb vaporizers sits the heating element in control of cooking your herb to a specific temperature of your choice. Heating your herb accurately, efficiently and evenly is key to an enjoyable vaping session.

Seasoned vapers will know exactly what temperature will produce their desired vapor.  Extracting the required cannabinoids and terpenes is a measured science and the heating element stands between you and achieving this successfully.

Less experienced vapers need to experiment first to find what suits their needs. They will maybe run through the different temperatures several times before landing. An efficient heating element is crucial to each experience.

There is much debate as to which materials are best used in the heating element but it is the general consensus that ceramic rises above the rest, providing the best in quality and safety.

What is the Definition of a Ceramic Material?

Ceramic materials are non-metallic, chemicals and yet are hard like metals, with the kind of strength that can withstand compression. They are weak in tension and can be manipulated plus they are lighter in weight than metals such as stainless steel. Ceramic materials can withstand chemical erosion that occurs in other materials subjected to acidic or caustic

Why Choose Ceramic for Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers?

black widow ceramic chamber

Unaltered Flavours

The top reason for choosing a vape with a ceramic chamber within the vaping community is most commonly the fact that ceramic is inert.

This simply means that ceramic is inactive and will not react chemically with other materials,
specifically the herb in your vaporizer.

During vaporization some other non-ceramic heating elements such as aluminium will react with the herb, distorting the true flavour and omit a rather nasty taste, distorting the flavour of your herb and leaving an unpleasant aftertaste.

This is completely avoided with a ceramic chamber. The flavours you will derive from your herb when using a ceramic heating element are completely pure and clean. A must for a regular vape enthusiast.

Withstands Very High Temperatures

A must for any herb vaper, the option to fire up their vape to high temperatures and for the heating element to withstand it. Ceramic fits the bill perfectly.

They can generally withstand very high temperatures, ranging from 1,000 °C to 1,600 °C (1,800 °F to 3,000 °F). A vaporizer that is capable of withstanding these kind of temperatures will certainly not disappoint lovers of herb. It will provide a huge range of choice when it comes to setting the temperature you prefer to vape at.

It allows vaporizing the herb at very high temperatures without causing the matter to burn up. If you’ve made the choice to vaporize your herb then, the chances are, you are looking to avoid combustion and the carcinogens that combustion causes. A ceramic element ensures this.

Heat Conductivity

History already tells us that ceramic materials reign superior when it comes to ovens and heat.  The fact that potters have been using ceramic ovens for centuries and have never switched, despite all the advancements in technology, tells us that this method need not be questioned.

Due to the fact that ceramic material heats so well makes it an obvious choice to utilise in a device that requires high fire up temperatures. The conductivity of the heat is even and accurate and this allows for sublime flavours and cloud production as well as avoiding combustion.  The use of ceramic materials in a dry herb vaporizer just takes your vaping experience to
another platform. Particularly if taste and aroma are significant to you.

A lesser heating element may cause your herb to combust, not only is this associated with being harmful to your health, it is also an incredible waste of your precious herb!

Noone wants to spend the time and money preparing a much anticipated session only to watch their herb disappear into a cloud of smoke!

A ceramic heating element will encompass all that is great about vaping dry herb. It expels a sweeter, purer hit, at exactly the temperature you’ve optimised your vape for. Extracting all those delicious, nutritious properties from your flower. It virtually eradicates combustion and it conjures up flavours that will blow your mind.

Up to the Job

So as well as the fact ceramic has already proven it can withstand such high temperatures the other property it boasts is its as tough as old boots. High standard ceramic materials should be able to more than withstand the test of time resulting in less need for replacement parts and annoying little breakages. Less wear and tear means less vaping interruptions and this means
more flavoursome hits!

To Sum Up

Whether you are new to vaping or looking to upgrade, you really do need to bear in mind the reasons behind the quality and safety of your vaporizer. Always keep informed and choose your device accordingly. Be aware that some vaporizers are produced using cheap, more porous ceramic material. It is always worth the question and if the supplier is unable to assure you then the manufacturer can guarantee the standard of the ceramic used. Most vaporizers worth their salt come with a 12 month guarantee should you encounter such an issue.

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