Why Does My Disposable Vape Taste Burnt?
Patrick Makin

Why Does My Disposable Vape Taste Burnt?

Let's be honest. There's nothing worse than taking a hit off your disposable vape only to have it taste burnt. It's a frustrating experience that can leave you disappointed and ripped off. After all, you paid good money for that disposable vape, and now it tastes like you're eating an old ashtray. But why does this happen? Is it a problem with the vape itself, or is there something you're doing wrong?


It turns out it's both. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most common reasons why your disposable vape might taste burnt, as well as tips on how to avoid it in the future. Whether you're new to vaping or you've been doing it for years, we hope you'll find this information helpful. Let's get started!


Common Reasons Why Your Disposable Vape Tastes Burnt:


The Coil in the Disposable Vape is Dead.

The hard truth is that when you vape, and it tastes like something is burning, your coil isn't getting enough liquid to turn into vapour. Instead, the liquid burns the cotton, giving you that nasty burnt taste. Disposable vapes are not made to last, but you can find disposable vapes that offer more puffs than others—keeping my disposable vapes upright when not in use helped to keep the coil evenly saturated. 


The disposable has run out of juice.

This is the most common reason why vapes end up tasting burnt. When the disposable vape runs out of juice, the cotton in the coil starts to dry and burn. This can happen if you don't hit your vape for a while or are chain-vaping and not giving the wick time to re-absorb e-juice between hits. Either way, keeping an eye on your e-juice levels is essential. 


The airflow is blocked.

The easiest for this is to look at your disposable vape and find the little air holes. Keep your fingers away from these holes! If the airflow to the atomizer is restricted or blocked in any way, it can cause the coil to overheat and burn the cotton. My best friend works in construction and was going thru so many disposables. I asked if he kept them in his pockets; sure enough, everything and anything in his pockets was getting into his vapes.

Keeping your vapes, especially disposable vapes, clean is a must. The simple solution for him was to keep his vapes in a little ziplock baggie in his pocket to keep them more hygienic while on the job. Another pro tip was to keep any manufacture plugs that came with the disposable vape to keep pocket lint and dirt out of the mouthpiece. 


You're using cheap Disposable Vapes.

I used to think buying cheaper disposable vapes would save me money. I would scour the internet looking for deals that would often leave me burned when these cheap vapes would die after a day or worse, didn't work. This is how I learned that not all E Liquid is the same, and this especially goes for disposable vapes!

Cheaper types of e-juice are more likely to cause burning than others. In general, cheaper e-juices tend to be more harsh and irritating to the throat than premium e-juices, which are made with higher-quality ingredients and distilled multiple times before being bottled. If you find that your disposable vape is constantly tasting burnt no matter what you do, try switching to a higher-quality brand of disposable vape. You might be surprised at how much better it tastes!


You Let Your Disposable Vape Sit Too Long

When Elf Bar came out in Canada, I immediately bought the prettiest-looking vape despite knowing what the "Tropical Prism Blast" flavour was. I should have clued in when it said "tropical" that it would have pineapple. Not being a huge pineapple fan, I vaped it for a few hours, then sat it down and went for something more to my taste, such as the Strawberry Banana Elf Bar.

It sat sideways on my desk for a week before I decided that pineapple wasn't all that bad, and I was shocked at how gross it tasted. Guess what? I dried part of the coil's cotton out by doing this. This goes back to what I was writing before when I suggested keeping your disposable vapes upright when not in use. You run the risk of drying the cotton out by simply not using it.

If you find old half-used disposable vapes, it's a reasonable assumption that exposure and time are drying them out. 


Not All Disposable Vapes are the Same!


I often get overwhelmed by the number of disposable vape options on the market today. From Ghost Max to Ghost Megas, Elf Bars, Allos and even pod systems such as STLTH and CLX, there are too many to choose from, and they all offer a different experience.


Take the Savage STLTH brand of disposable vapes. These vapes work by having a large cotton wick saturated with E Liquid that slowly dispenses the proper flow with every drag. However, the Z pods have E liquid in their tank that filters thru the cotton with every puff. Both designs get the job done, but I know some people swear by their Z pods simply because they can see how much juice they have left in each pod.

Elf Bars, Flavour Beasts and the Allo Ultra all boast giant puffs in the thousands. They can do this by making the disposable vape rechargeable, and I have met so many people who think their vape is dead when all it needs is a reasonable charge. Check to see if your disposable vape has a USBC charge port and if it does, keep it charged up so you can keep enjoying your puffs.

We hope this blog post has helped shed some light on why your disposable vape might taste burnt—and how you can fix it! Remember, it's never a good idea to rip open your disposable vape to refill it. Once a disposable vape is dead, recycling it or throwing it away is best to avoid injury. And hey, if you are asking if you can refill a STLTH pod or any disposable vape, I'd recommend that you upgrade and get suited with a refillable pod system such as the Aspire Favostix or the Caliburn G2 starter kit. However you choose to vape, do it responsibly and have fun!


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