Why Does My Disposable Vape Taste Burnt?
Patrick Makin

Why Does My Disposable Vape Taste Burnt?

A disposable vape that tastes burnt is the worst. It's frustrating and feels like a waste of money. You might wonder why it happens. Is it the vape or something you're doing? It's both.

This blog post will look at common reasons for that burnt taste. Plus, we'll give tips to avoid it. This info is helpful for new and longtime vapers. Let's start!

Why Your Disposable Vape Might Taste Burnt:

  1. Dead Coil: A common issue. When vaping tastes burnt, it's usually because the coil isn't wet enough. The cotton has burnt inside. Some vapes last longer than others due to their quality and the coils they use. Keeping your vape upright helps prevent this by ensuring the juice saturates the coil and cotton.
  2. Out of Juice: This is a big reason for a burnt taste. If your vape runs dry, the cotton burns. This happens if you vape a lot without breaks. Keeping an eye on your e-juice level is vital to know when your disposable is done.
  3. Blocked Airflow: Check for air holes in your vape. If they're blocked, the coil overheats and burns the cotton. For example, my friend in construction had this problem. Dirt and debris are stuck inside his vape. His solution? He kept vapes in a ziplock bag in his pocket to prevent dirt from blocking the air holes.
  4. Cheap Vapes: Inexpensive vapes often mean lower quality. This can lead to a burnt taste quicker. More affordable e-juices can be harsh and irritate your throat. Trying a higher-quality vape can make a big difference in taste.
  5. Vape Left Unused: Leaving your vape unused can dry out the cotton. For example, I left a pineapple-flavoured vape for a week. When I tried it again, it didn't taste terrific. Remember, keep your vapes upright and use them regularly.

Different Types of Disposable Vapes:

The market is full of options, from Elf Bars to STLTH. Each one offers a unique experience. For instance, STLTH vapes have a large wick that slowly dispenses e-liquid. Z pods filter the liquid through the cotton with each puff. Some vapes are rechargeable, so you should charge them, not replace them.

Can I Refill My Disposable Vape

If you have a burnt vape, it might be better to dispose of it and purchase a new one instead of trying to refill it. While disposable vapes are a convenient way to vape, they are not designed to be refilled. Attempting to refill them can be risky and may cause harm. Disposable vapes are meant to be thrown away once the coil is used up, as they cannot be refilled or have their coil replaced. If you want to reuse your vapes, it's always more cost-effective and less hassle to opt for a refillable vape instead of a disposable one.

How do you fix a burnt taste in a disposable vape?

If you experience a burnt taste while using disposable vapes, it could be due to chain vaping or insufficient e-liquid. One of the most common causes of this issue is the coil and wick of the vape being overworked (burnt out and turning brown), leading to them drying out and causing a burnt taste. To avoid this, turn the disposable vape upside down for approximately 5 minutes before taking a draw. This helps the coil soak up enough e-liquid to prevent dry hits.

Is It Dangerous to Hit A Burnt Vape?

It's essential to stop as soon as you taste a burnt flavour. Even though it may not be as harmful as a vaping liquid that contains nicotine or other chemicals, it can still be harmful to your health. This is because empty vapes may contain small amounts of residue liquid or other impurities that can be harmful when inhaled, when the liquid is gone, or when the coil has burnt out. So, it's better to be cautious and avoid empty disposable vapes.


We hope this helps you understand why your vape might taste burnt and how to fix it. Remember, don't try to refill disposable vapes. When they're done, recycle or dispose of them safely. Consider the Vaporesso Eco Nano Open Pod Kit or the Uwell Caliburn G3 Open Pod Kit if you want refillable options. Whatever your choice, vape responsibly and enjoy!

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