Plenty Vaporizer Review – 2020 updated!
The Plenty is a handheld vaporizer from German manufacturers Storz and Bickel. The device also comes with a pad for vaping concentrates or any waxy oil. It’s a bit of an in between, as it’s not exactly a desktop vape, because you need to press the button while holding it to operate the device. But since it must be plugged in, it’s not a portable vaporizer, either.
Regardless, it is still an impressively designed convection heat vaporizer with a large chamber that delivers high quality vape hits. Is it the right indoor vape for you? Read on and you are the judge.
Note: We’ve refreshed some details here in mid-late 2020 to keep everything relevant!
Using the Plenty Vaporizer
Usually we include a section explaining batteries on portable vaporizers, but since the Plenty needs to be plugged in for use, that isn’t necessary here. When you are ready for a vape session using the Plenty, hit the switch and that will power the device. Next, choose your temperature and the Plenty will start climbing to your desired temperature while you’re holding the trigger down. Do not set the Plenty down while it is heating up, because the heating process can only be activated when the trigger is held in. Watch for the LED light to turn on, letting you know it’s ready. After that, load up the heating chamber on the Plenty and connect it to the device. Finally, connect the Plenty’s mouthpiece at the top of the unit and make sure it is securely fastened shut. With the Plenty in fact, you’re ready for some tasty rips by inhaling through the mouthpiece.
Plenty’s Ideal Use
The Plenty is ideal for parties or for passing around in groups of 2 to 4 people – or even more! The fact that it only can be operated one way isn’t an asset, but it’s also not a huge drawback for most users that say they enjoy using the Plenty.
The Plenty has a long heat-up time. Other session desktop vapes also have this and so the 5 minute warm-up period on the Plenty is right in the middle of the park.
Sure, there are desktop vapes that are ready for ripping much more quickly than that, but the vapor quality, the temperature range and the ease of use and especially the big chamber on the Plenty do tend to make up for some of its drawbacks when you ask most users.
Plenty’s Temperature Range
The Plenty handheld vaporizer comes equipped with seven different heat setting that are pretty impressively wide ranged. The temps range from 37°C to 215°C – 99°F to 419°F. A minor drawback in the temperature department is the fact that the dial is not as precise as we might have liked. Storz and Bickel sort of make up for this drawback with the analog display on the Plenty that will tell you about what temperature you are at. It could be more accurate, though.
Plenty’s Ease of Use
Although the Plenty is straightforward and easy to use, save for one minor, potentially confusing aspect that we touched upon briefly earlier. The button used for heating must be pressed down to heat the device, and newbies might not realize that needs to be done every time the LED light shuts off, indicating it’s not hot enough for rips anymore. Most users get the hand of it quickly though, and realize this relatively insignificant quip within one or two times of not understanding it.
We’re not going to pretend like the Plenty is a particularly easy vape to operate compared to some, however once it’s going it rips like a behemoth and with no attention to technique needed – a very easy draw!
The Plenty has a strange appearance that is rather unlike most desktop vaporizers – it kind of looks like a power tool because of the mouthpiece connected directly to the coils for cool down. Some users, especially those who are the handyman type, think this is kind of cool. Others might find this design a bit clunky and awkward.
We are pretty neutral when it comes to an opinion on this, leaning more towards it looks kind of cool than not. For this reason, we aren’t going to make a judgment call as to whether its appearance is a pro or a con – you will have to be the judge of that for yourself if you’re mulling over a decision to buy yourself a Plenty.
Vapor Quality with the Plenty Vaporizer
Storz and Bickel are well known in the vaporization game for building units that last. Because of this, coupled with its delicious vapor hits, many users overlook the potentially negative quirks that might come along with this vaporizer. Its tubes made from stainless steel help cool down every toke, making them delicious. The convection heating of the unit also adds to the great flavor of vape rips. You will be able to blow thick vape clouds with the Plenty that rival that of just about any other desktop or indoor vaporizer.
In 2020, the Plenty is still a monster which is tough to beat. Only a few vaporizers out there like the Minivap and other desktops are able to match it, however the huge bowl on the Plenty is the real champion here. Stuffing over an entire gram in there is excessive yet excellent for groups.
What Comes With the Plenty Vaporizer?
Not much can be added when it comes to accessories for the Plenty. What you see is what you get with this unit. The device includes a pad that allows you vape liquids, a cleaning brush, a long tube and a short tube and the instruction manual. The Plenty comes with a 3-year warranty.
• Excellent performance and vapor quality
• Built to last like most units from Storz and Bickel
• Huge heating chamber lets you pack fat bowls
• Coils made of stainless steel cool down vape hits nicely
• Perfect for passing around at a party
• The Plenty carries a higher price tag than many desktop vaporizers
• Does not use a battery, so it’s not portable
• Not a lot of options for accessories
• Most users think it takes a bit too long to heat up
• The heater switch is separate from the power button, which can be confusing
• Trigger must be pressed every time you want to heat it back up, which might confuse newbie
In 2020, the Plenty still rips! We will say the the design is dated and the operation is a little convoluted to begin with, but the results and vapor quality speaks for itself.
Essentially a Mighty on steroids, the Plenty will get you about as high as you can get on dry herb, and is a complete gem for group sessions. Only beaten out on the group session, bowl size, and hit size by the gorgeous Art of Vapor VapBong, the Plenty is one of the best desktop units around still.
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