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Why does my disposable vape taste burnt?


Experiencing a burnt taste while vaping from a disposable vape can be a frustrating and unpleasant sensation. The distinct flavor of charred coils can quickly ruin the enjoyment of your vaping experience. Understanding the causes behind the burnt taste and knowing how to address them can help ensure a smoother and more satisfying vaping session.

why disposable vape tastes burnt

The insufficient e-liquid on the wick of your disposable vape can lead to the wick burning or combusting when the coil is activated or overheated. That is why your disposable vape tastes burnt.

Low e-liquid level

When the e-liquid in your disposable vape is running low, the wick may not be fully saturated. The wick may not have enough e-liquid to properly absorb and deliver it to the coil. As a result, the coil can become dry and overheated, resulting in a burnt taste.

Make sure your device has sufficient e-liquid to avoid this issue. If you start noticing a burnt taste, check the e-liquid level and replace the disposable vape if necessary.

Wrong wick

The wick plays a crucial role in the vaping process by absorbing the e-liquid from the reservoir and delivering it to the coil for vaporization. The material, shape, and placement of the wick should match well with the whole structure and the e-liquid. A wrong wick may not function properly, leading to poor e-liquid absorption and a burnt taste.

The wick in good performance will deliver the e-liquid to the coil quickly to avoid dry hits. However, since disposable vapes are designed for single use and require no tampering or maintenance, it’s advisable to replace the disposable vape with a new one.

Improper airflow

The disposable vapes are motivated by drawing. Airflow is the key to activating the switch and starts vaping. The airflow system in a vape device plays a crucial role in maintaining the right balance between air intake and e-liquid vaporization. It is important to balance the airflow and vaping experience. The airflow should be designed to start the device quickly for a smooth vaping experience but not that quick to overheat the device leading to a burnt hit in a quite short time.

Long puffs and multiple puffs in quick succession can lead to coil overheating without sufficient e-liquid wicking, resulting a burnt taste.

To prevent a burnt taste due to airflow issues, it’s essential to ensure proper airflow adjustment and avoid excessive long puffs and multiple puffs in quick succession vaping without allowing the device to cool down. Keep in mind that the specific impact of airflow on the vaping experience can vary depending on the design and airflow system of your disposable vape. There is a limit to what you can do. Check if there are any adjustable airflow settings on your disposable vape and experiment with different airflow configurations to find the one that suits your preferences.

Improper coil

The coil is a critical component responsible for heating the e-liquid and vaporizing it. If the coil is not functioning properly or is incompatible with the device, it can lead to a burnt taste. The coils resistance should be matched with the battery for a proper power and desired temperature. The e-liquid should work with the specifically designed coils, such as different VG/PG ratios or nicotine strengths.

To avoid a burnt taste caused by an improper coil, it’s essential to use coils that are compatible with the disposable vape. Disposable vapes may not have replaceable coils, in which case replacing the entire device would be necessary.


Extreme temperatures and high humidity levels can affect the consistency of the e-liquid and potentially cause the wick to dry out quickly. It’s best to vape in a moderate temperature environment and store your disposable vape in a cool, dry place.


How to prevent the burnt taste in my disposable vapes?

As we know that disposable vapes are designed for single use and require no tampering or maintenance, it’s advisable to collect customers’ reviews on the disposable vapes that you want to buy to prevent buying a disposable tending to give burnt hits.

Avoid long-drawing vaping or taking multiple puffs in quick succession, as this can cause the coil to overheat. Instead, give your disposable vape a few seconds between puffs to allow the coil to cool down and ensure proper wicking.

Ensure that the airflow on your disposable vape is properly adjusted. Experiment with different airflow settings to find the balance that suits your preferences and prevents a burnt taste.

If these ways do not work and can not resolve the burnt taste, it’s advisable to replace the disposable vape with a new one.

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