About ten years ago, I’ve made my first experience with a De Verdamper vaporizer in the hash museum in Amsterdam. Btw. It was the first time ever, I was able to test a vaporizer and I instantly fell in love with it. I had never experienced the taste of herbs so intensively and it seemed much more efficient than smoking a bong! Back then, every good coffeeshop had one of these beautiful pieces.
However, I was a student these days and the De Verdamper is a very expensive unit and so I’ve forgot about vaporizers for a very long time.
Since then I was able to test so many different vaporizers, but not a single one had impressed me so much than the De Verdamper these days.
Today, I know it was not just a sugarcoated memory of the good old days! De Verdamper is still the best Vaporizer I know, when it’s about taste and efficiency! That’s a fact. I love it and it’s simply amazing.
However, the list of disadvantages is very long and I probably wouldn’t recommend it to a lot of people! For me, the Verdamper is more like a vaporizer for state occasions and I will defintely not use it on a daily basis, myself.
The De Verdamper has a lot of single glass pieces and I’m always afraid to break any. True, I’m a bit clumsy sometimes and so I believe it’s just a matter of time until I have to replace some. Don’t get me wrong, the quality of the glass is great, but if something happens it won’t be cheap to replace it, that’s for sure.
Second, the Bong / Bubbler style Vaporizer is so heavy and giant, you’ll need a lot of space for it and therefore you will also not carry it around a lot. Most likely, never!
The heat up time is very long, too. It takes nearly ten minutes to reach the max. temperature of 200°C, so it’s not the right unit for impatient people, as well.
You should have a lot of herbs, too, since the De Verdamper works best with at least 0,5g of grinded herbs.
Unfortunately, it also works with european voltage (220V), only.
If you’re fine with all these negative facts above and think you can handle them, you will love the De Verdamper, though!
It’s probably even the most simple vaporizer of all. Just plug it in and put the heater on top of your herbs in the bowl. Wait a couple of seconds and take the first draw. There is absolutely no learning curve, just don’t forget that the glass around the halogen heater gets very hot!
You can also adapt your own bubbler and bong with some simple adapters every headshop has, of course. You only must make sure that your new glass piece is strong enough to hold the weight of the heater and won’t tip it over. That would be a real disaster, let me tell you this.
Overall, I’m still convinced it’s one of the best vaporizers ever made, but I simply think it’s not really suitable for everyday use. You should keep that in mind, when you conisder to buy one of these.