Ceramic Heads Vs. Coil Heads: Which Is Better?

I have been vaping for a while now, witnessing how vaping technology has progressed in such a short time. I still laugh when I think back to 3 years ago when I used to vape on my tiny 350 mAh e-Go mod, trying to blow big clouds on that little thing! Those were the days!

I’ve seen vaping progress from mechanical tube mods to touchscreen box mods. My first variable wattage mod went from 7 – 15 watts. Now they have mods that go all the way up to 200!

So here’s another vaping innovation that I’ve noticed is picking up some steam. Ceramic sub-ohm tanks are starting to gain more demand from the vaping community, and I would like to point you guys to that direction in this post.

What are Ceramic heads?

Instead of your traditional wire, ceramic is used as the heating mechanism with these type of tanks. I’ve watched some videos on Ceramic heads by vape reviewers, and a lot of them are saying some pretty good things about Ceramic.

Ceramic heads vs. Coil heads


Lasts longer – The ceramic  heads last about 6 months, probably even longer if you are careful enough.

All you have to do to clean the ceramic head is dry burn it under 30 watts. Also, be careful in cleaning it since knocking the ceramic head out of place will cause it to short.

No more coil building – This appeals to me the most, the thought of not having to wrap coils for at least 6 months on this tank is heaven.

Sorry if I offend any of the coil-building vape purists out there, but that’s just me keeping it a buck.

Cleaner taste – A lot of vapers have noticed a “cleaner” taste when compared to the traditional coil heads.

Harm reduction – The same reviewers also claim that vaping on ceramic has less toxins than what you would find on the traditional coils, however the amount of toxins on coils is minuscule.


Now for the cons, of course you didn’t think Ceramic heads didn’t have any flaws now, did you?

Longer ramp up time – Expect a little more time for it to heat up when you press the fire button.

Eats up juice faster – So the clean tasting juice comes with a price, it goes through e-liquid rather quickly compared to using coils.

For me personally, the cons don’t really discourage me from getting a ceramic tank of my own.

I will be doing a follow up post on Ceramic heads, particularly Ceramic sub-ohm tanks once I can get my hands on one. Stay tuned!


Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!

6 thoughts on “Ceramic Heads Vs. Coil Heads: Which Is Better?”

  1. WOW! Great info on the ceramics. I don’t think I’ve seen them anywhere but I’ll have to call around and find them. I’m just not great with building and don’t want any toxicity due to dry heating. Thanks fam!

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    1. Hi Tina, I’m not sure the Vaporesso ceramic coils are compatible with the subtank mini, that could be the problem. I know it is compatible with Aspire Atlantis and Triton, Eleaf Melo and Sense Herakles. It’s probably because they aren’t compatible.



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