Burnt taste when vaping


If you are getting a horrible burnt taste when you vape it means that your clearomiser or coil (if you have a rebuildable clearomiser) needs replacing, as the wick inside has blackened. Another sign that this has happened is that the e liquid in your tank is going much darker than its original colour.

A burnt wick isn’t a fault – it’s just the clearomiser or coil reaching the end of its natural lifespan – which can be anything from a few days to several weeks.

Although there is a large element of luck to how long a clearomiser or coil lasts, there are some steps you can take to give them the best chance of lasting longer:

  • When you first fill up a new clearomiser or replace a coil give the liquid a few minutes to soak into the wick, so that you aren’t burning it dry.
  • Try not to hold the power button for longer than you need to.
  • Top up your clearomiser regularly, ensuring that the wick always has plenty of liquid to soak in.