Best Wire For Vaping


I got a lot of hits on my post “5 Types Of Wires Used For Vaping,” and since you liked it so much I decided to do a follow up to that post.

So we know about the 5 different types of wires (Kanthal, Titanium, Nichrome, Nickel, and Stainless Steel), now which one is the best out of the four?

Which wire will give you the best vapor and best flavor out of all the wires? Yeah, I guess a lot of you out there are itching to know the answer to that one.

Wait no longer as I give my answer to what the best wire for vaping is and why.

Two wires that didn’t make it

Before I give you the top wire out of the 5, let me give you two wires that didn’t make it and why.

After some research, I found out that both Ti and Ni had some “health concerns” when it came to being used for vaping. Some vapers believe that using these two types of wires and heating them at high temperatures leaves a toxic residue which would be harmful to you in another way. Ti and Ni score low with some coil builders because they are just too springy for some vapers to work with.

Kanthal or Stainless Steel

So that leaves us with either Kanthal or SS getting the title for best wire for vaping.

Let me just say that I am a big Kanthal guy. I love Kanthal. I started off with Kanthal wire. 24 gauge is my absolute favorite type of wire to build with. It’s also very affordable which is why I like it.

That being said, I definitely have to give the title to Stainless Steel for being the best vaping wire to use!

Best wire for vapor?

 I can’t really say what the best wire is for vapor because all of this will depend on how your built is. You can cloud chase on all of these wires, it would just depend on how you build your wires.

How I got into SS

There are so many reasons why I now prefer SS over Kanthal. I’ll go over them in a little bit and tell you why.

So like I said earlier, I was doing some research for the best wire for vaping, and I came across a video from Vaping Fagan talking about a recent purchase of pre-made SS coils he made with Advanced Vape Supply.

I bought a few myself to see how the wires would work and let me tell you that it’s been one of the best purchases I’ve made for vaping recently.

Why Stainless Steel?

For me, the main reason would be the taste. The taste off of a SS coil build is so crisp it actually tastes like I’m taking a bite out of something!

I’m currently vaping on Glazed Donuts by Loaded E-liquid and I swear that sometimes when I vape, it feels like I’m taking a bite out of a warm, freshly baked Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut!

That’s how crisp and fresh the flavor is with SS wire. I shit you not, if you have a great flavor chasing tank or RDA you are using, you aren’t doing it justice by not using it with an SS build!

For all of the health conscious out there, SS is the least toxic out of the 5. Even though it costs a bit more than Kanthal, I noticed my builds last longer meaning I don’t have to change coils as often with SS, so for me it evens out the costs.

Go get some Stainless Steel now!

If you are an SS coil user then good for you, but for those of you who haven’t tried SS please do. It isn’t even that expensive (it’s wire!).

I went to Advanced Vape Supply which is a US based company and placed an order for the pre-built SS coils. I ordered a pack of the Vertebraid coil and a pack of the fused Clapton coil (each pack is 10 pieces) and it came to under $20.


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!

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