Volcano is a desktop evaporator made by Storz and Bickel and is currently rated as my best office evaporator. It is constructed very well and produces the best quality steam (taste, temperature, density) and is one of the easiest to use products.
It takes a few minutes to warm up, but I use it for almost five years almost every day, and it still looks like new.
This version of the Volcano evaporator will break down and compare two types of valve systems, the solid valve and the Easy Valve. In addition to reviewing the differences between numbers and classic volcano models.
Volcanic solid valve and simple valve
The solid valve is made of high quality and durable stainless steel and heat resistant plastic. The solid valve also offers a customizable balloon size. This will save you money on the balloon, but it has to be cleaned up. The chamber and nozzle have better quality in the solid valve. In general, the cost of purchasing a replacement balloon for this setup is about $5 to $10 per year.
The Easy Valve system is maintenance free. It offers a unique balloon size. The positive aspect of Easy Valve is that it will save you time due to lack of cleanliness, but the annual shipping cost will be between $25 and $50. Both types of valves have advantages and disadvantages. I prefer solid valve fittings because I like the ability to make my own balloons and have lower operating costs per year. Others will disagree, but this is only the user's preference. There are no wrong decisions here. Finally, everything depends on your opinion. If you want to avoid cleaning, choose a simple valve. If you prefer flexibility or lower recurring costs, a solid valve will be your best choice.
The volcano uses a forced ventilation system to fill the balloon. It also has several different versions to choose from, numbers and classics. I have a volcano classic, but I will continue to explain the characteristics of both.
First we have the ‘Digital’ version of the Volcano. It offers a brightly lit digital temperature display with big temperature control buttons located on the front that allow you to easy volcano-vaporizer-digit adjust the temperature. One of the best features of the Volcano Digit is the automatic shutoff timer. If the unit is on for more than 30 minutes and not being used, it will turn off your unit. The reason it does this is to save energy and this also helps to preserve the longevity of the Volcano’s heating element.
Volcano Vaporizer Digital vs Volcano Vaporizer Digital
We first have a "digital" version of the volcano. It offers a highly illuminated digital temperature display with a large temperature control button on the front for easy temperature adjustment via a volumetric spray pattern. One of the best features of the Volcano Digit is the automatic shutdown timer. If the unit is turned on for more than 30 minutes and is not used, the unit will turn off. The reason is that it saves energy, which also helps to maintain the life of the volcanic heating element.
Personally, I have a classic and I let it run most of the time. I can't recommend it to you because it will shorten the life of the device, but I use it within 4 years and it continues to work without problems, which proves the quality and robustness of the structure of this device. The downside of the digital version is that they increase the unit price by $120 compared to the classic version.
Volcano Vaporizer classical
The next available version is "Classic". Volcano Classic is an analog version. This is exactly the same as "Digital" minus the digital display and the auto-shutdown timer. As I mentioned before, this will save you $120. You don't get a digital temperature display, but the rotary dial is still very easy to use and allows you to set the device's temperature to 1 to 9. 1 is the lowest temperature setting and 9 is the highest temperature setting. Compared to the classic, my favorite method is to start the first package at level 5 and the last one at level 7.
Warranty Information: Volcano Classics, Volcano Digital (Digital), Simple Valve and Solid Valve Filling Chambers are covered for three years due to material and process defects.
Volcano Vaporizer Review Summary
In general, if you have a desktop evaporator with a proven name and path on the market, Volcano is your best choice. Whether you choose a solid or simple valve, it's up to you.
I can't say I would recommend it, just because it will cost you $120 extra "digital" version, but if you like the extra sleep timer feature, it's convenient for digital temperature display readings, so of course, go. You can purchase volcanoes from my authorized dealer by clicking here.
If you are still looking for a quality desktop evaporator, but you can't prove that the price of the volcano is reasonable, I suggest you check out the limit Q, which is a "multi-function" office spray. Balloon and whip options are available. I don't think it offers the same steam quality as a volcano, it has design flaws, but it's cheaper.
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