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Vaporizer & Dab Rig Questions

What is a Vaporizer?

According to Wikipedia:  A vaporizer or vaporiser is a device used to vaporize the active ingredients of plant material, commonly cannabistobacco, or other herbs or blends for the purpose of inhalation.

Most commonly these are devices powered by batteries or household current that are used to heat up your material to the boiling points required to turn your ingredients into an inhalable vapor.

Simply put, it is something you put your marijuana, concentrates, oil, or tobacco into in order to heat up safely and more healthily and get the sweet vapor you are after!

What is a Dab Rig?

A Dab Rig is a device that one uses to smoke cannabis oil.  Taking a Dab refers to when you apply cannabis concentrate to a hot surface and inhale it. Most commonly the heated surface is a quartz banger or a titanium nail attached to a small bong or bubbler this set up altogether is known as a Dab Rig.

Some portable solutions to these Dab Rigs are Dab Pens and Electric Dab Rigs.

What is the best temperature to vape at?

This kind of depends on the type of vaporizer you are using.  Some vaporizers are butane powered which can make it hard to be accurate. You’ll need to take care not to overheat your herbs. Others will only have pre-sets and you’ll need to read the manual to see what they are for your specific vaporizer. Now if you have a precision temperature vaporizer you will have a lot more freedom to set different temperatures. 

In cannabis, there are hundreds of different Cannabinoids or chemical compounds that boil off into a vapor at different temperatures. There are also different Terpenes or flavor profiles that can also provide healing benefits when vaporizing.  

What type of device is best for you?

When choosing a vaporizer you need to consider a few different things.

  • Do you need something for Herb or Concentrate?
  • How much are you willing to spend?
  • Will you use it at home or on the go?
  • How often do you plan to use this vaporizer?
  • What is your tolerance level?

Vaporizer Critics Questtions

What factors do you judge the devices by?

The factors we judge and rank the devices on varies slightly – unit to unit, and category to category.  However, we have established a strict baseline of “TTop 10” criteria we believe are the most important for you to consider when deciding on what to purchase.  These are roughly as follows:

  1. Battery
    1. Battery Life
    2. Battery Options
    3. Replaceability
    4. Battery Strength & Stats
  2. Oven /  Heating
    1. Heat Up Time
    2. Heating evenness / quality
    3. Oven Manufacturing Materials
    4. Oven Size
  3. Cleaning & Maintenance
    1. How Easy is it to clean?
    2. How often does it need cleaning?
  4. Vapor Quality
    1. Density of vapor produced
    2. Ease of getting desired vapor
  5. Flavor
    1. How does the vapor taste?
    2. Flavor enhancement options
    3. Materials or other affecting vapor
  6. Appearance / Design
    1. How does it look
    2. How does it feel
    3. Overall design quality and attributes
  7. Features / Tech
    1. What unique features or tech does it have
    2. Does it have an app?  If so how does it rate?
    3. Does it have precision temperature control?
  8. Discretion
    1. How discrete is it to use in public?
    2. Does it foster a residual odor when not in use?
  9. Accessories
    1. How many accessories are available?
    2. How well do the accessories function or extend the usage?
  10. Price
    1. How well is the unit priced in comparison to comparable units?
    2. How well are the accessories priced?
    3. How well are the units priced based on features?

Who are the Vaporizer Critics?

VaporizerCritics.com was founded by 2 vapor enthusiasts with unique experiences.  Together they have joined up to create the ultimate forum to offer insight and reviews on the top vaporizer products.

Joined by respected members of various forums, this site culminates into a superb community of contributors from across the world offering their unique perspectives and comments.

Are you paid for your reviews?

Yes and No.

NO:  We are NOT paid to write reviews, and we do not offer any bias.  Our reviews are completely honest and based on the criteria we set forth to judge all devices by.  We write the reviews based on our own experience and interests

YES:  We may occasionally be furnished promotional complimentary units that we use to review the product.  In addition, we may earn a modest commission if you directly purchase one of the units we discuss by clicking those links directly and buying.  The modest commissions we earn are used to offset the costs of maintaining this site and for the time and effort it takes to write, photograph, video, etc in order to create this great community.  That being said, it helps us tremendously if you choose to buy directly from our links.  Thank you!

Website Questions

How can I Leave my own quick rating of a device?

In each review, we do you’ll find the average “User Rating” in a box in the toolbar along the right-hand side of the review. In that same box, you’ll be able to leave your own quick score out of on a scale of 1-10. Your collective scores will calculate the overall average of the “User Rating” of each vaporizer.

How can I write my own review?

If you enjoy our reviews and want to share your opinions and experiences with us you can leave your review under for each vape that we review. 

First, you’ll need to create a personal account with us here at Vaporizer Critics. Next, go the page of the vaporizer you would like to review. Down the toolbar on the right-hand side of the review, you’ll find a box that posts the average “User Rating of each vaporizer. In that box, you’ll find a button that says “Write A Review”. Click that button to leave your personal review on the next page! 

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