Desktop vaporizers are some of the most powerful and efficient ways of smoking that you can buy. Desktop vaporizers generally plug into the wall socket and are perfect for multiple users. That isn’t to say that these are not beneficial for individual users – desktop vaporizers enable you to get the most out of your cannabis no matter how much you’re smoking or how many people you’re smoking with.

We’re going to be covering a variety of different desktop vaporizers that offer different styles and benefits so you can get a good over view of what is currently available on the market. Please do note that these are not in any particular order, they’re all fantastic machines and it is hard to say which one of these is definitively the best.

So, enough of this introduction – let’s begin.

Volcano Vaporizer

The Volcano Vaporizer

We’ve covered this desktop vaporizer on the website before, but this vaporizer is just awesome. Whilst it is quite expensive, the volcano gives you outstanding purity, flavour and effect from the vapour it produces. It is perfect for parties as the balloons fill quickly and are easy to pass around. Don’t worry as it comes with extra mouthpieces so you’re not sharing everyone’s saliva.

One of the biggest benefits of this vaporizer is there isn’t a learning curve. It is pretty much plug and play and it makes the whole vaporizing experience a breeze. It’s also extremely easy to clean and doesn’t leave behind any residue that you might find in other, cheaper, vaporizes.

The Volcano comes in two editions – Classic and Digit. The difference is that the Digit version has an LED display that can fine tune your temperature and an automatic feature that shuts off the vaporizer after 30 minutes of non-use. This is great as it helps to preserve the unit.

The Classic is more of an analogue controlled unit. It features a dial on the front of the vaporizer that control the temperature.

This is a great vaporizer and is German engineering at its finest. Build quality and overall performance is excellent. It comes with a 3 year warranty, so if it ever defects, you are covered for 3 years.

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Silver Surfer Vaporizer

Silver Surfer Vaporizer

The Silver Surfer Vaporizer (SSV) is a uniquely designed and highly customizable whip styled vaporizer. It is one of the only vaporizers that you can get that is completely customizable. You can choose from a wide array of colours, designs and heater cover options to ultimately create the vaporizer you have always wanted.

Overall, this unit is built well and performs very well.  This differs from most vaporizers as it utilizes ceramic and glass. The heating element is made from glass and this enables you to get a nice clean flavour from your herbs. The wand is also made from Glass and the whip is made from silicon.

The device itself creates nice amounts of thick vapour that is of excellent quality. It gives a pleasant taste and is nice and potent. Once you dial in and find the right temperature for you, you can achieve an amazing smoke. It does take some getting used to, though so that is a potential learning curve.

One big downside to this vaporizer, in my opinion is that because of the unique materials used for a desktop varporizer (glass and silicon) you do need to keep this unit clean in order to get the most out of it. This is pretty easy to do with some rubbing alcohol, but depending on how lazy you want to be, this might not be ideal for you.

There are better vaporizers out there, but this is a great unit and the customization options are also a great addition.

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Arizer Extreme Q Vaporizer

Arizer Extreme Q Vaporizer

The Extreme Q is a great Vaporizer that is great for beginners or for someone who is looking for one of the more budget desktop vaporizers on the market. It is also multi-functional, which means that you can choose your vapour experience.

You can choose from 3 different delivery options:

  • Direct draw via Whip – Smoking through the included 3ft Whip.
  • Forced Air assisted Whip – The Extreme Q has an inbuilt fan which pushes the vapour through the Whip, so you can give your lungs a bit of a break.
  • Balloon – Fill up a balloon with vapour, pass it round.

There are a few more glass components that are used with this vaporizer. You will have to use caution when using this as these components do get fairly hot. Another point to make here is that because it uses a lot of glass, regular cleaning should be a priority to keep it working correctly and looking nice and clean.

Balloons are filled within 90 seconds on the highest fan setting but if you’re looking for a cloudier vapour then turn that fan down and wait a little longer. One improvement that the Extreme Q could make with the balloons here is that they could add a valve that is similar to the Volcano balloons. You have to ensure that you cover the hole so that no vapour escapes, a minor downside to the balloon system on the Extreme Q.

You can get precise temperature control however, with the digital temperature control. It can be controlled on the device or with the included remote control.

The unit overall is a great vaporizer, it looks sleek and functions well and the remote control is a first of its kind in the world of vaporizers.

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Da Buddha Vaporizer

Da Buddha Vaporizer

The Da Buddha Vaporizer is made by the same company that created the Silver Surfer Vaporizer that was featured earlier in this article.

It features much of the same great craftsmanship as the SSV. The Da Buddha is a little cheaper but it makes use of the same ceramic heating element which means that the performance of the unit is still at a good level.

This vape produces similar quality vapour to the SSV, but that is down to it using the same heating element.

This is a great budget vaporizer, however overall the SSV might out perform this vaporizer. Plus all of the extra customization options make it a great choice. However, if you are on a budget and do not want to spend the extra, the Da Buddha is a great choice too.

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The Plenty Vaporizer

The Plenty Vaporizer

The Plenty is a sibling to the Volcano. It is made by the same company, Storz & Bickel. This vaporizer isn’t so much a desktop vaporizers, it is more of a hand held, but it is way too big to be portable. The Plenty also requires to be plugged into the wall socket, so I guess that classifies it as a desktop vaporizer in that respect.

So as you have guessed, the uniqueness of this vaporizer is that it is handheld, it looks more like a power tool than a vaporizer but don’t let that fool you. This thing produces some of the best vapour I have ever experienced in my life.

There has been a lot of thought and engineering involved with creating this product. The stainless steel whip, which is one of the more prominent features, provides a cooling element to the vaporizer. As vapour passes through the whip, it cools and the double helix design ensures that the air is heated adequately and yields the highest vapour possible.

The vapour itself is dense, aromatic and quite simply – pure. It’s easy to use and the internal chamber is huge. You can quite literally use as much herb as you want in this thing. There is plenty of space. The vaporization process ensures that your herb is cooked evenly, and down to that famous German engineering, it ensures that there aren’t any specific hot spots. Everything is evenly distributed.

With that being said, the Plenty is a beast of a vaporizer and produces some of the best vapour out there. It’s thick, creamy and tastes great. A certain must buy for any vaporizing enthusiast.

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We have more desktop vaporizers and portable vaporizers to cover in the future, but these are the best 5 we’ve used out of all of our collective experience. I’m sure that some of you might not disagree, and everyone has their own opinions, so let us know in the comments! Is there a vaporizer we’ve missed that rivals the ones we have recommended?