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Pros and Cons: Quartz vs. Ceramic Vape Pen Atomizers

SOURCEvapes recently introduced the SOURCE orb quartz single, double coil and terra atomizers. Many customers wanted to understand the benefit of quartz over ceramic, and whether there is still any benefit to using ceramic atomizers now that quartz is here. 

Quartz Atomizer Benefits

The SOURCE orb atomizers are quartz rods and quartz cups. While you may see some atomizers out there that are only quartz rods, there is not as much benefit to this design as having a full quartz bowl and rods. The quartz bowl creates a more efficient environment for your essential oils to recirculate resulting in maximum efficiency.

SOURCE atomizers are designed with low placed coils and high placed airflow, to ensure you are not wasting essential oils. In the SOURCE orb quartz atomizers, the essential oils that fall off the quartz rods after being vaporized flow back to the center of the quartz bowl, and are thus re-used by the atomizer again. This creates an almost no waste scenario, that is beneficial when using high grade essential oils.

SOURCE orb quartz double coil atomizer on SOURCE orb 3
Photo: SOURCE orb double coil quartz atomizer on SOURCE orb 3 attachment


Ceramic Atomizer Benefits

The real benefit with ceramic vape pen atomizers is that when you have less than perfect essential oils, most of the remaining essential oil gets stuck around the ceramic bowl. This can then be scraped off and used as you like. You may not want to re-vaporize the lower grade essential oils after their first run through the coils, as these may have higher impurities which you do not want to taste.

Ceramic may be more ideal than quartz for these types of essential oils. They also are lower cost than quartz, as ceramic is less expensive to produce than quartz. As essential oil qualities improve, ceramic will likely lose its use over time.

 SOURCE 10cig atomizer
Photo: SOURCE 10cig atomizer with ceramic rod and cup


Downside of Ceramic Cup Atomizers

The main downside of ceramic cup vaporizer pen atomizers is that essential oils stick all around the bowl. As noted above, depending on the quality of the essential oils, this may be a benefit.


Harder Hits From Quartz Rods

Another noticeable difference between the quartz and ceramic atomizers is that the quartz will get hotter than the ceramic, and you can even still hit the quartz for a second after your battery is off. The higher heat put off by the quartz results in a harder hit. You can counteract this by just running a lower voltage on your battery with the quartz atomizer, to achieve a similar heat effect of the ceramic atomizers.


Low Temp Quartz Dabs

SOURCE quartz terra offers both the benefits of the no waste quartz bowl, with the low temp flavor of SOURCE terra by way of its ceramic ring heating element. This results in efficient and flavorful results. These atomizers are recommended to be run above 4.5 Volts, or they will not get enough power for a proper drag. This option has become a favorite among many avid SOURCEvapes customers. Recommended by many as the best tasting atomizer currently available anywhere.


SOURCE orb quartz terra atomizer as shown on SOURCE orb slim
Photo: SOURCE orb terra quartz atomizer as shown on SOURCE orb slim attachment


Your Dab. Your Choice

At SOURCEvapes, we are always striving to give our customers the best and most up-to-date options. Due to essential oil variations and customer preference, we allow you, the customer, to choose which five pack of atomizers is best for you. Please see our updated review that will guide you on how to select your best atomizer type here.


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