You’ll get excellent performance every time, with the consistency you’d expect from a desktop device but a footprint more comparable to portable devices. The Plenty desktop vaporizer costs $249 at time of writing, and comes with the device, the two tubes, a mouthpiece, three screens, a pad for liquid concentrates, a cleaning brush and a grinder. The viVape by Vaporfection is a sleek, high-tech looking desktop vaporizer with a boxy appearance and a touch-screen user interface. The device has a glass heating chamber, and uses a high-tech temperature sensor and microprocessor to ensure your material is always kept at your ideal vaping temperature.
The viVape has a temperature range from 205 to 446 °F (96 to 230 °C), which gives more than enough options for getting the sort of experience you’re looking for. It reaches vaping temperature in around 90 seconds; an impressive heat-up time. The viVape is one of the best whip vaporizer devices but it also comes with two tapered bags so you can use it balloon-style too. The device includes a three-foot medical grade hose as well, so it’s really flexible as a vaping unit. The viVape is designed to be used with dry herb, so unfortunately it doesn’t support concentrates (although many other entries on this list do), but the performance with dry herb is hard to fault. The viVape from Vaporfection is available for just $249.99. It comes with the device, a power supply, two bags, one hose, a glass mouthpiece, six screens, two stir sticks, a user manual and more.
Da Buddha is another affordable entry onto this list of the best-quality desktop vaporizer units, made specifically as a less expensive alternative to the Silver Surfer, both of which are made by 7 th Floor. The desktop vaporizer is a herb-only device (unless you pick up the optional aromatherapy dish), but does a great job when it comes to vaping thanks to its convective heating method (using a ceramic element) and glass components. Da Buddha is one of the best whip vaporizer units on the market, but it doesn’t offer the option to use balloons too. The tabletop vape unit has an unlabelled dial for temperature settings. This makes it difficult to be sure exactly what temperature you’re vaping it, but the maximum temperature is supposedly around 500 °F (260 °C). The best approach is to choose a setting (most vapers prefer anything from 12 to 3 o’ clock on the dial) and adjust base on the performance you get. It heats up in about 90 seconds, and the convection heating ensures your herb won’t combust. It comes with a three foot vinyl tubing whip and a glass wand for inhaling, so it’s really comfortable to use as a desktop vape device. Da Buddha has a fantastic price for a table vaporizer, available for $190 direct from 7 th Floor. For this, you get the vinyl tubing, 10 replacement screens, the glass wand, the vaporizer, a power supply and a padded storage bag. The Vapor Cup takes 6 th place in our list, but it’s really a multi-use option that can also work as a portable unit. As the name suggests, it looks a little like a disposable coffee cup, with three buttons and a small LED display screen on the front. It’s not exactly something you’d mistake for a coffee cup, but it is discreet enough to use out of the house with less concern than other devices. The Vapor Cup is a direct draw desktop vaporizer, with three “straws” included in the kit – one glass, one plastic and one rubber. You can set the temperature anywhere between 200 and 400 °F (93 to 204 °C), and it reaches vaping temperature in about a minute. Depending on how much you want to vape and what you prefer, you can either load your herb directly underneath the glass straw, or use the rubber or plastic straws alongside the heating chamber. The Vapor Cup can also be used as a portable device thanks to its rechargeable and replaceable battery, but you also get a power cord so you can use it a desktop vape device. The Vapor Cup costs $199.99, and you also get all three straws, a battery, a scoop tool for dry herb, a tool to tamp down your material, two brushes, a power cord, charging base and a user manual. The Arizer Extreme Q makes this list for its balance between affordability and excellent performance. The device has both whip and balloon attachments, so it’s also in the running for the title of best whip vape, and it gives you plenty of choice as to how you enjoy it. The device is intended for dry herb vaping but can also be used for resins, and works through convection heating. The Extreme Q is powered by a mains adapter, which is included when you buy the vaporizer.
The Extreme Q allows you to set the temperature anywhere between 50 and 260 °C (122 to 500 °F) and has three fan speeds to choose from. You can control this using the buttons on the unit itself, but the device also has a remote control you can use too, which isn’t something you’ll find on most vaporizers. It takes between one and three minutes to reach your desired temperature, which isn’t as fast as some units on the market but is a pretty solid offering. It’s really easy to attach the bag and whip attachments, and there’s also an open bowl you can use for diffusing an aroma into a room. The biggest downside to the bags is that they don’t have a valve to stop vapor escaping between puffs, but all you have to do is cover the end with your thumb and you can vape as normal. One of the biggest reasons the Extreme Q is a potential pick for the best desktop vaporizer is the price, which is an impressive $169.99 from Planet of the Vapes. The VapeXhale Cloud EVO makes this list of the top five desktop vaporizer units mainly for its excellent performance when it comes to vapor and flavor, but it all comes for a pretty great price too. The vaporizer is best known for its fantastic vapor production, and the EVO in the name stands for “extreme vapor output.” The vapor path is all glass, so nothing interferes with the flavor of the vapor, and the “easy load” bowl is made from medicinal-grade stainless steel. The tabletop vape device is suitable for use with dry herb and concentrates.
One of the defining characteristics of the original Cloud Vaporizer was the use of “hydra tubes,” which hold a small amount of water to filter the vapor and cool it down. The modern-day Cloud EVO devices don’t come with this as standard, but you can pick one up as an extra if you’re looking for a water-filtered vaping experience.