The KandyPens ELITE Vape Pen For Wax & Oil

KandyPens Elite

The KandyPens Elite vaporizer has quite a few things goin for it. This pen isn’t for dry herb but you can pretty much use any type of wax or oil concentrate in it, even very thin oils because the bottoms of the atomizers are sealed now (no leaking).

It comes with two different coils that both happen to be excellent, and the experience with each one is unique.

WHY THIS IS A GREAT PEN

KandyPens has been consistently improving their pen lineup over time and they brought together all of their best features with the ELITE, the most important of which are:

» More durable finish – It comes in a few different metal colors in addition to a white ceramic paint. The paint job on this one is thicker (3 coats) and more durable than their standard painted colors, so it won’t chip around the edges. This is also the most elegant/luxurious feeling vape pen I’ve reviewed so far, it really feels soft and smooth in your hand.

» Two top-tier atomizers – You get 2 different coils; one is ceramic-lined with a ceramic plate heater at the bottom (coil-less), and the other one is quartz-lined with dual quartz rods. They’re both really good and each has its own advantages.

Quartz Atomizer » Excellent vapor quality – The flavor and smoothness of the vapor from both atomizers is top shelf with this one, I really enjoy them both although my personal preference is that quartz!

» Elevated air holes – Both atomizers now have the air holes placed high up on the chamber walls to minimize leaking and maximize how much you can load.

» Mouthpiece air-carb – This is an extra air hole in the side of the mouthpiece that helps free up the draw to make it easy to pull from. If you want to you can also use this hole as a carb to get denser vapor. There is very little draw resistance with this pen, it feels very natural to hit it.

» Four heat settings – The temperature range is pretty good with the 4 heat levels on this one, and I’ve found that they all feel on the lower side with the ceramic coil and on the higher side with the quartz coil (light vapor vs. dense vapor).

» Excellent efficiency – With the ceramic coil a little bit of wax goes a loooong way, it’s extremely efficient with your concentrate. You’ll go through wax a little faster with the quartz atomizer but that goes hand in hand with stronger vapor and bigger clouds.

» Great battery life – When using the ceramic plate atomizer the battery life is way above average, that coil really is efficient in every way, but even with the dual-quartz coil you’ll still get a good amount of usage on a full charge because you don’t need to take long draws to get good vapor (only ~2-5 seconds).

Ceramic Plate HOW TO USE IT

The best way to use this pen is with small amounts. You want to load about 0.1g of concentrate at a time, or roughly the size of one or two BB’s.

It’ll hold more than that, maybe the amount the size of a pea, but it’ll perform best and require much less maintenance when you load just a little bit.

After you pack it you’ll want to give the power button a few quick pulses (1 sec each) to melt your wax over the atomizer – this is called “priming” and it ensures that you get great vapor right from your first draw.

» Coil-less Ceramic Atomizer – This one heats really slow and low, so I recommend you draw from it for the full 10 second power cycle until the light flashes. If you’re like me you’ll probably prefer this one on the highest heat setting (blue) to get the most vapor you can get from it. If you’re looking for extra-light draws or you want to be super discreet you can turn it on low heat and get just a wisp of vapor.

» Dual Quartz Rod Atomizer – I actually prefer and recommend the lowest heat level with this coil (purple), because it’s really not that super low so you’ll still get a lot of visible vapor from a short draw. Start slow and take short pulls with this one until you get a good feel for how strong it is and how much vapor it produces. I’d say 3 to 5 seconds is the sweet spot with this coil as far as draw duration.

With both coils it’s a good habit to continue your draw for a few seconds after you cut the power.

Atomizer Air Hole HOW TO KEEP IT CLEAN

The most important thing to remember with a pen like this is that it’s primarily designed for use with small amounts at a time.

If you don’t overload the atomizer with wax the chances of you running into any issues is slim.

After a bit of usage, depending on the purity of your concentrate, you’ll probably notice some discoloration and residue buildup on the coils, and this is perfectly normal.

The easiest way to maintain your pen and get rid of the residue is to simply do a “burn off”, which is when you hold the pen upsidedown (with the mouthpiece removed) and engage the power button in 3 second bursts.

I usually just do this over a paper towel, and after a few cycles of running the heat you should see some of the bunk oil and residue dripping out.

It’s extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get a wax pen atomizer back to 100% like-new after it’s used. However, it’s pretty easy to maximize the life of each coil by being gentle with it and maintaining it properly.

Elite Case If the coil isn’t clean enough to your liking after doing a burn-off you can then also soak the atomizer in isopropyl alcohol for a few minutes (while it’s still warm). Just be sure not to soak it too long and not to rub the painted finish when there’s iso on it.

An advanced cleaning method is to use Propylene Glycol (PG) first inside the atomizer, before the ISO. The PG acts more like an oil and actually mixes with the residue when you heat it up and makes it come out easier.

I’m working on a cleaning tutorial to give you a better visual of these steps, but as far as vape pens go the Elite is on the easier end of the spectrum to keep clean.

PERFORMANCE & VAPOR PRODUCTION

A video is worth a thousand words:

Basically, use the ceramic coil when you just want light vapor and you really wanna conserve your wax, and use the quartz coil when you want maximum vapor production and the strongest draws.

Also, just remember to pull for the full 10 seconds when using the ceramic and only pull for ~2-5 seconds with the quartz (at first).

WHERE TO BUY IT

Click here to buy one from the official KandyPens store, and make sure to use my promo code TVC30 for 30% OFF the pen. I get compensated if you use my referral link and I appreciate your support more than you can imagine!

If you want a straight black color check out their Gravity pen, it’s the same vape with different finish options.

VapeRating: 95/100 (Tier 1 Top Pick)

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-Bud

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UPDATE: Check out this new charging case from Hydra Vapor Tech, it’s specifically designed for KandyPens vape pens and its got some very cool features:

17 comments

  • I may not be a heavy user but the Gravity atomizers lasted me about 6 months. Titanium/quartz rods (for me) is way too hot even on the lowest setting but hits nice and hard. I love the ceramic atomizer which doesn’t get irritating for me unless I use the Blue (hottest) setting (usually use Red(2)) and gives nice gentle hits.
    Just reordered 2 new ceramic atomizers and used your code (TVC30) and got the 30% off the atomizers so another big thumbs up for Kandypens and Bud.
    As far as cleaning goes, I found that placing the atomizer upside down on a candle warmer with a piece of foil on it, the residual oil drips out onto the foil (move the atomizer around using tweezers/pliers(it will be hot)). After this is done and you can handle the atomizer, do 2-3 burn-offs at the highest temp and shake any leftover onto the foil. Let cool, trash foil and wipe the threads and clean the inside with alcohol wipes (like the ones diabetics use before pricking their fingers). It’ll look almost just like new and be ready to go. This works best on the ceramic, which since it just boils the shatter/wax, has residual oil leftover. The Titanium/quartz rods which basically burn the shatter/wax (using a glowing wire), has very little residual oil left over (but it will start to taste burnt).

  • Hello i bough one 8 days later he dont want to heat service customer got my sick whit 25000 times the same questions very desapointed .

    • I posted my message a bit soon cause they send me a new one atomizer when they realiae it was less then one month so im fine

  • Hi Bud,
    Great Reviews, Quick Question on the Elite,
    Can you use the thicker Oils with this Pen.. Like the Honey Oils, RS and CO2 Ex..Not the like the Pre Filled Cartridges of thinner Oils.

    Thanks for the Help,
    Mike

  • I have the ceramic/gold version and I am quite disappointed :/ The draw resistance is way too heavy for the ceramic atomizer to be effective at all. Even with smaller dabs in there it’s like drinking a thick milkshake. Also the heating element is not efficient enough to properly heat the ceramic atomizer. I was excited to receive this pen mostly because i am a heavy dabber and vaper and I enjoy long, terpy, tasteful draws. This pen with the ceramic atomizer on the highest setting takes usually about 3-4 full cycles and lots of lung power against that resistance to achieve any kind of vapor at all. And that runs the already small battery out very quickly and makes the unit hot, especially around the mouthpiece. I’ve tried the extra long prime method, the carb use method, and the smaller/larger amounts in the chamber method, all with no success. I don’t care much for the quartz atomizer either. It is a little too harsh and has a tiny bit of that hot metal taste i hate in a lot of vape pens. On the lowest setting I find myself wishing it was cooler. If there was a broader temp range, then the ceramic could operate better at a higher temp and the quartz could chill out a smidge on a cooler setting. That paired with better airflow would make this pen amazing. Compared to my Source Orb 4 and even my kandypens donuts, the Elite is very nice looking, but terrible when it comes to performance. I will be hesitant to purchase from them in the future. I’ve had more misses than hits with Kandypens. The Source Vapes: Source Orb 4 is a much better option and is basically the elite done right…. for less…. with more different kinds of atomizers(all of which are great). I do, however, enjoy the Kandypens Donuts pen. It is a terp machine and operates how a coil-less atomizer should. The Donuts and the Icon enail kit are the only Kandypens products I’ve liked so far and I’ve tried almost all of them. The Icon is a great enail kit with awesome functionality and quality design. I switch between the Icon and my Source Nail enail rig when I’m dabbing on the go. Thanks for the great website though Bud! Keep the reviews coming I’m excited for your review on the upcoming ghost, and the recent arizer solo 2 and hydrology 9.

  • Ordered this pen… new to the vape side of things and wondered if I need a separate piece for the pen to use the oils or vape juice vs the shatter or concentrate?

    Going on a cruise and want to have all of my ducks in a row before I head out…

    Any tips or pointers would be welcomed! :)

    • Oh man, can’t believe I missed your comment Kayla, sorry!!

      Hope you’re enjoying the pen, you can use wax concentrates as well as thin oils in the Elite, the bottoms of the atomizers are sealed to prevent leaking.

      You can also attach any pre-filled oil cartridge to the KandyPens battery and it’ll work great.

      Stay up!

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