Grenco Science is in the market for their first high-quality herbal vaporizer. The Elite looks the part and is here to battle.
A very flavorful ceramic conduction bowl is the heater of choice with the Elite. With the ability to hold an above average amount of herbs in the chamber, you can get two power cycles out of one properly packed bowl.
Control & Operation:
Using the GPen Elite is extremely easy. The mouthpiece pops off, exposing the large ceramic bowl. Just fill to the desired level and snap the mouthpiece back on. The Elite is now ready. Click the main button on the from 5 times to turn it on. It's now in standby mode. Press and hold the same button again for 1 long second to initiate the heating process. It reaches temperature faster than any vape we tested. The Elite has a max temp of 220°C (428°F) with a fully adjustable range in 1° increments. The bowl is directly below the mouthpiece so the vapor will be slightly warmer than other portables.
You'll find a built-in lithium-ion battery powering the GPen Elite, which is not user replaceable. It's a smaller battery, due to the size of the vaporizer, but you get a surprising amount juice out of this vape. Expect 5-6 full sessions and a charge time of a little over 2 hours. Using a 12-watt or 2-ampere charger will reduce the charging time. The Elite connects with a micro USB cable and does not offer pass-through charging capabilities.
Feel & Design:
Ergonomically, this vaporizer is incredible. Feels very natural in your hand. The grooves and contours help the Elite slide right into the perfect spot. The body is completely made of plastic, and it's a little on the lighter side, so it doesn't feel expensive, but it doesn't feel cheap either. Since your lips are directly in contact with the silicone mouthpiece, you will get an imparted flavor. If you're a purist, look into a vape with a glass stem vapor path. All Elite vaporizers are made in black.
Grenco does a great job here. The bowl is easily unloaded and brushed clean if you have one handy. An occasional Q-Tip wipe in the ceramic chamber, while it's hot, from time to time, would keep it looking like new. The mouthpiece has a silicone cover that you can remove. Soak the plastic in some hot water and use a little bit of ISO on the screen if there is an air flow restriction. Pretty easy. The deep cleaning is only required every 3-4 weeks depending on the frequency of use.
The GPen Elite comes with a manufacturer's warranty covering a term of 1 year covering internal parts. Buy it from an Authorized Dealer like The Herb Cafe.as there are many fakes in the market.
We are happy to have an original Grenco Science design in the market. After issuing a few rebranded designs, they've pivoted in a new direction and delivered a really nice device.
What’s In The Box:
Grenco Science GPen Elite Vaporizer, USB charging cable, grinder card, keychain/pick, brush