Updated on March 2019: Do you prefer to vape at home rather than when you’re out and about? If so, you might be looking for something a little different from the portable dry herb vaporizers.
A desktop vaporizer could be just what you’re looking for. Offering an outstanding vaping experience, these tabletop models might be large and need to be plugged into a power outlet, but they can provide a seriously impressive vape.
The first vaporizers to ever be developed were desktop models. The perfect alternative to smoking dry herbs, they are, essentially, a special kind of oven which bakes the herbs at the selected temperature in order to produce a vapour which can be inhaled via a tube or a bag.
Since desktop vaporizers produce excellent flavour and plenty of vapour, they’re a popular choice among serious vapers.
Here, we’re going to take a look at some of the best desktop vaporizers on the market today. Please be aware, however, that some kinds of vaping material are illegal in the UK, so take care when you’re choosing what to vape.
List of Best Desktop Vaporizers 2019
Volcano Digit Vaporizer
You won’t be popping the Volcano Digit into a bag or pocket! It’s definitely a tabletop device, vaporizing both dry herbs and oils which can be inhaled via a balloon for a super-clean vape.
The Digit comes with a customisable digital temperature LED display, and you can adjust the temperature between 108 degrees Celsius and 236 degrees Celsius.
Made by the famous Storz & Bickel brand, this impressive device is ideal for any serious user.
It features an aluminium food safe heating block and an advanced air temperature control system as well as a high-performance heating cartridge for an outstanding experience.
Thanks to the cutting edge German technology employed in the design of this device, the Volcano has a lot to offer anyone who prefers to vape in the comfort of their own home.
• Clean and convenient balloon delivery system
• Impressive cutting-edge German engineering
• Customisable temperatures
• Capable of vaporizing dry herbs and oils
• High price tag
• Large and non-portable
Arizer Extreme Q
The Arizer Extreme Q desktop vape is the latest incarnation of the Arizer Extreme – an already successful device.
The Extreme Q is a dual-action vaporizer which boasts a number of excellent features including a 3-speed fan, a precise set of temperature controls and a medical grade borosilicate glass and silicone whip tube.
The Extreme Q features a stylish design. If you want a discreet tabletop model for your home, this device could tick all your boxes – thanks to its cylindrical shape, sleek and shiny finish, and flat baseplate, it has a similar appearance to a household appliance.
This device is supplied with its own remote control for operating it from a distance and is also supplied with a balloon that can deliver vapour from dry herbs in a different way.
This is also an extremely quiet device, and it is provided with a host of accessories. The glass tube and ceramic heating element ensure excellent vapour quality while its affordable price tag brings this model within easy reach of any user.
• Both balloon and whip-style delivery is supported
• Precise temperature controls
• Remote control supplied
• Ceramic heating material for a clean taste
• Discreet appearance
• Affordable price
• Cannot be used with waxes or oils
• High maintenance device
Made by the popular Storz & Bickel brand, the Plenty vaporizer features a whip-style delivery, and thanks to its small and compact design, it is surprisingly portable.
This is the big selling point of the Plenty – it can offer an excellent vaping experience anywhere you want to go as long as you have a power outlet at your disposal.
The Plenty has an unusual design, but it boasts excellent performance, ensuring a smooth, rich and strong flavour for the ultimate satisfaction.
The large herb chamber means that you won’t need to refill too often, yet even if you only have a small amount of herbs in there, you won’t compromise on performance.
Thanks to the cooling coil that lies between the mouthpiece and chamber, the vapour is extra-flavourful and cool. This allows the Plenty to rival the performance of much more expensive units.
• Excellent performance at an affordable price
• Cooling coil for better taste
• Smooth, strong and rich flavour
• Large herb chamber
• Compact design for excellent portability
• Can be used with herbs, oils and waxes
• Very quiet operation
• Temperature adjustments aren’t as precise as some rival models
• An unusual shape may not be to everyone’s taste
• Longer heat-up time of 3 minutes
Arizer V Tower
If you’re looking for a more affordable desktop vaporizer, the Arizer V could be ideal for you.
Using convection heating, this model has a large herb chamber and is supplied with both a short and an extended whip for use at different vaping temperatures.
The temperature can be adjusted between 50 and 260 degrees Celsius to suit a wide range of vaping experiences, and thanks to its strong stainless steel construction it isn’t just stylish, it’s also very durable.
Its glass vapour path ensures a clean and pure taste, and you’ll find this device fairly easy to clean for minimal maintenance.
Its cyclone bowl design provides a more even distribution of heat while the auto shut-off timer ensures you won’t waste any energy while keeping you safe.
• Affordable price tag
• Comes with two whips
• Fully adjustable heating
• Glass vapour path for a clean taste
• Low maintenance
• Cyclone bowl for more even distribution of heat
• Can only be used with dry herbs
The Volcano Classic is, indeed a true classic of design.
Made by the legendary Storz & Bickel brand, this device is capable of removing the potentially harmful byproducts and toxins from the vaping material for a healthier experience.
The Classic also utilises an advanced vaporizing method that can intensify the strength of the active ingredients in the vapour by as much as 75%.
Its balloon delivery method allows vapour to be stored for as long as 8 hours, while its Easy Valve ensures low maintenance for this sturdy and stylish tabletop device.
As the temperature is fully adjustable, you’ll also be able to customise your vaping experience to perfectly suit your preferences.
• Advanced German design
• Fully adjustable temperatures
• Unique vaporizing method to intensity the active ingredients’ strength
• Balloon delivery method
• Removes harmful toxins from the vapour
• High price tag
• No LED screen
Silver Surfer Vaporizer
The Silver Surfer is a trendy choice among vapers who prefer to use the whip delivery method.
Offering an excellent standard of performance, this multi-purpose device is suitable for vaping waxes and oils as well as dry herbs.
This tabletop vaporizer features a ceramic heating chamber for a much purer and cleaner flavour from your vape, and this feature also makes the device a lot simpler to clean and maintain.
• Can be used with dry herbs, waxes and oils
• Low maintenance
• Ceramic heating chamber for a purer and cleaner flavour
• Affordable price tag
• Takes longer than many other devices to heat up (5 minutes)
• Not as sturdy as some rival devices
If you’re looking for excellent precision and control from your desktop vape, the Vaporfection ViVape is the ideal device for you.
Suitable for use with both liquids and dry herbs, this device is capable of producing some outstanding flavour and vapour, and since it is made from medical grade materials, it is powerful, compact and sterile.
This device operates silently, and its herb chamber is lit by LEDs which not only makes it look extra attractive, it also makes it easy to fill in poor lighting conditions.
Thanks to the glass heating element, it allows for precise heating and the adjustable automatic shut-off ensures that you’re well protected should you accidentally leave the device switched on.
• Auto shut-off for safety
• LED-lit herb chamber
• Silent operation
• Glass heating element for precise heating
• Can be used with liquids and dry herbs
• 90 second heat-up time
VapeXhale Cloud EVO
The VapeXhale Cloud EVO is a premium quality vaporizer which has been made by a reputable company.
With a bong-like appearance, it may not be very discreet, but it is certainly aesthetically appealing.
Made entirely of glass, this tabletop model stands 8” in height and allows for vaping either dry herbs or concentrates.
The temperature dial allows you to adjust the temperature to suit your vaping preferences while its Zytel outer body is resistant to heat and so won’t get too hot for you to handle, especially when used in conjunction with the VapeXHeat shield.
The integrated perpetuHeat heating system is reliable, non-erodible and durable, featuring a ceramic chamber wrapped in a glass tube for a healthier vape.
Meanwhile, there is a water filtration system included for even greater safety.
Thanks to its convection heating system, the vapour is dense, tasty and potent and the automatic shut-off function will protect you if you accidentally leave the device switched on.
• Stylish appearance
• Glass and ceramic construction for a purer taste
• Zytel outer body and VapeXHeat shield ensures this vaporizer won’t be too hot to handle
• Convection heating for a dense and potent vapour
• Auto shut-off function
• Can be used for vaping concentrates or dry herbs
- Not very discreet design
- No LED screen for more precise temperature controls