Vaporizer pens are great for portability, but if you really want to maximize your vaporizing experience, we recommend that you use a desktop vaporizer. When it comes to desktop models, there’s one brand that stands out head and shoulders above the rest—Storz & Bickel. In fact, we’ll go one step further and say that if most people were asked to name the best desktop vaporizer model on the market, they would vote for the Volcano Vaporizer. There’s a reason why the Volcano is so prevalent, so let’s take a look at everything it has to offer and how to use it.

A Long Pedigree

The Volcano Classic vaporizer first appeared on the market back in 2001 when vaping was really in its infancy. Yet, despite the fact that almost two decades have elapsed and there are now countless vaporizers on the market, the Volcano Classic vaporizer is still a best seller. That’s because it’s known for producing superior vapor quality through its excellently engineered German components, which have stood the test of time.

Outstanding Performance Every Time

One of the top selling points of the Volcano Classic vaporizer is that you can depend on it to vaporize all of the cannabinoids and terpenes in your cannabis—the therapeutic stuff. This means you’ll vaporize all the beneficial compounds that your cannabis flowers have to offer. Simple to assemble and load, the Volcano Classic vaporizer produces delicious, cool vapor that’s easy to draw, while the convection heating ensures an optimal and even heat distribution as the bag is filled. The heating convection fan blows the vapor into a plastic bag that can then be disconnected from the machine itself for convenience.

Efficiency At Its Best

Efficiency is at the heart of everything the Volcano Classic vaporizer stands for. The convection heating system delivers on demand, precisely measured heat, while the bag catches every bit of vapor to ensure you get maximum value from your cannabis. Although it takes some time to get up to temperature (up to 6 minutes if you want the maximum temperature), once ready, it can fill up bags in just 30 seconds easily.

Super Simple To Use

Despite its futuristic look, the Volcano Classic vaporizer is actually quite easy for a beginner to get started. The valve and bag system is simple to understand and use. Just set the unit to your desired temperature, fill the oven with your ground cannabis flower, and begin filling the bag. Thanks to the handy bag system you can easily take the vapor with you or share with friends—it’s ideal for group use and for parties. Pro tip: All of the vapor inside the bags should be consumed within 10 minutes of filling for maximum freshness and effect. Also, be sure not to overfill the bags!

Versatility Built In

Another reason for the Volcano’s popularity is its versatility. This desktop vaporizer supports both extracts and dry herbs. You can either fill the chamber completely (it takes up to 0.5g of herb) or you can use a space or dosing capsule for loading smaller amounts. Whether you prefer flower or concentrates, you’re going to love the flexibility that the Volcano Classic vaporizer offers.

A Host Of Accessories

The Volcano’s included accessories may be fairly minimal, but they’re everything you need for successful a vaporizing experience. Included in each Volcano purchase is a grinder, a horsehair brush for easy cleaning and dosing capsules for vaping smaller amounts of herb as well as the bags that you need to get started. Storz & Bickel also makes a whole host of replacement parts and additional accessories to get the most out of your machine.

Low Maintenance

If you’re like us, you’re looking for a low maintenance device. The Volcano Classic vaporizer is a real star in this department. You don’t need to clean it very often and when you do, cleaning is a breeze. Simply brush the chamber out after every use then when it eventually comes time to do a deep clean, you can clean any sticky parts using isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.

Two Versions Available

The Volcano vaporizer comes in two different versions. The original Volcano Classic is an analogue version while the Volcano Digital vaporizer is the more up to date model that offers a more accurate way of controlling temperature. While the vapor produced is identical from both units, there are a few differences that may make impact which model you purchase. The Volcano Digital vaporizer has an automatic shutoff timer while the Volcano Classic vaporizer has to be manually switched off. Also, the Volcano Classic vaporizer is controlled via a knob whereas the Volcano Digital vaporizer has a digital display. The other big difference comes in the price; you can expect to pay roughly $100+ more if you’re interested in buying the more modern Volcano Digital model. However, both models come with a 3-year warranty—we love brands that stand behind their products.

Should I Buy The Volcano Vaporizer?

If you love to vape at home, a desktop vaporizer is ideal, and the Volcano from Storz and Bickel is the best that money can buy. It certainly isn’t cheap, but it’s worth the investment in a durable, reliable, high quality vaporizer that produces smooth and flavourful vapor. If you’re keen to share with friends or like the portability element that the bag system provides, this makes the Volcano an even better choice. On the other hand, if you want the freedom to vape on the move, you might be more interested in checking out one of Storz and Bickel’s portable vapes like the Crafty vaporizer or Mighty vaporizer.