The Best Arizer Vaporizer?
The Extreme Q Desktop Vaporizer has been a favorite among the vape community for many years. Made by the Canadian company Arizer, it is among the many reliable and high-quality products at competitive prices that this company is known for. Arizer has also released their new ArGo vaporizer to add to their other famous products including Solo, Solo2, Air, and Air2.
Even though the Extreme Q was originally released way back in 2010, it continues to be one of the more popular desktop models on the market and a worthy alternative to more expensive models like the Volcano, Herbalizer, and CloudEVO. It retails for about $239 but can be picked up for only $149 from the authorized Arizer store I recommend.
In this Extreme Q Desktop Vaporizer review, I will highlight the basic features of this vaporizer, the different options available, and compare it to other similar desktop vaporizers on the market. For a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the Extreme Q, you can watch the video above this review. You can also watch a quick demo session on how to use the Extreme Q.
Full Review of the Arizer Extreme Q Desktop Vaporizer
Arizer Extreme Q Features
Popularly known as a “multi-purpose” device, the Extreme Q vaporizer has options to either fill bags through the forced air system or make use of the whip. The whip can be used in one of two ways:
- By direct draw unassisted by anything (no fan), simply using your lungs to draw enough heat over the chamber to get vapor to go through the whip.
- Using forced air while using the whip in the same way you would inflate a balloon.
A standard feature of the Arizer Extreme Q is a digital temperature display with remote control. By pressing the buttons on the temperature display you can directly adjust the temperature or you can use the remote control. This device really offers the best of both worlds and many vape users prefer using the whip style instead of balloons.
If you would like to get more precise, you can adjust the temperature a single degree at a time, but I have noticed that the temperature should be run a little higher because the chamber is situated higher than the heating element. In order to get the best vaping temperature, you should aim for a temperature of around 372 degrees.
The Arizer Extreme Q is fairly easy to clean but can be somewhat time-consuming because of the multiple screens and whips it comes with.
I have noticed that, with prolonged use, the glass chamber situated above the heating element can get pretty hot.
When compared to the Volcano, for example, the bags tend to take a lot longer to fill, however, bear in mind that the Extreme Q comes at a fraction of the cost of a Volcano.
Arizer Extreme Q Options
Extreme Q Whip versus Extreme Q Balloon.
I found the vapor quality to be pretty decent but noticed that it is best to use forced air assisted by the fan on the lowest speed setting for best results. I also noted the amount of time it takes to fill the balloons. Using the lowest fan setting, it will take about three and a half to four minutes to fill completely. By bumping up the fan speed to 3, the fill time can be knocked down to about one and a half minutes. However, by doing this I noticed that the vapor quality was less dense and not as satisfying. The vapor density was nowhere near the density achieved with a Volcano balloon.
On the plus side, however, the Extreme Q was slightly quieter when filling the balloons than the Volcano.
Arizer Warranty Information
The Arizer Extreme Q has a lifetime warranty on its ceramic heating element and a 3-year warranty on workmanship and material defects.
According to Arizer.com, there is a lifetime guarantee on the ceramic heating elements in all their products but the V-Tower and Extreme Q models carry a 3-year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials that covers parts and labor costs. Glass parts and shipping costs are not covered under the warranty.
Overall, there are some pretty good features that come with the Arizer Extreme Q like the remote control and the digital temperature display. Being a multi-purpose vaporizer, it also provides users with multiple options. As mentioned earlier, many vapers prefer the whip option over the balloon option when they are given the choice between the two.
To purchase your Arizer Extreme Q from the same provider I got mine from, you can click here. Being an authorized dealer for Arizer vaporizers, you can rest assured that the 3-year warranty will be valid.
Personally, I prefer the superior vapor quality of the Volcano balloons, but if you are not able to shell out the higher price for a Volcano, the Extreme Q as an alternative is by no means a bad buy. Considering value for money, the Extreme Q is one of the best dry herb desktop vaporizers on the market. The design is fairly inconspicuous which means you can put it in the kitchen without too many people noticing what it really is. The glowing blue LED light on the bottom of the remote control is a nice touch but is really quite unnecessary.
If you prefer something more portable for your vaping needs that can handle herbs and concentrates, do check out my reviews on the Firefly 2 or the Pax 3.
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