When the company was started in 1996, the first production was the removable valve balloon for the Volcano vaporizer. This was followed a year later by the Easy Valve, and then firmly again by their unique line of handheld vaporizers. The global certification came in 2009, which is when Storz & Bickel shifted their attention to handheld vaporizers. They have been reinventing their products since then, and now the company is one of the best in its class. Vaporizers from Storz & Bickel are high-end, and so is the price, but they are also guaranteed to last for a very long time.
The best-known vaporizer by the company is The Volcano, which is tabletop (meaning it has to be plugged in and placed on a surface to vaporize). It is best known for aromatization using balloon bags which fill with air from the heating dry herbs, and then transfer the vapor where it is needed.
The classic Volcano uses an analog knob to control temperatures, but the digital kind makes use of internal controls. An LCD at the front shows you the settings. These desktop vaporizers are ideal for advanced vapers who want specific parameters and have developed a taste for their unique configurations.
• Easy and Solid Valves
Valves are for beginners. The easy-valve package comes with five balloon attachments and one lasts between 50-100 uses. Solid valves, on the other hand, are ideal for those who want customization and do not mind getting their hands dirty (these valves need cleaning and a bit of maintenance).
• The Crafty
Storz & Bickel’s most popular vaporizer is called The Crafty. It could be mistaken for a walkie-talkie, complete with a straw for inhalation. The Crafty allows for a wide range of custom options, and you can even pair it with your Smartphone to control heat automatically. Vaporization happens through both convection heating and conduction, and it heats up almost immediately at the touch of a button.
• Mighty and Plenty
The last two in this line of Storz & Bickel’s vaporizers are The Mighty and The Plenty. The Mighty borrows heavily from Crafty. It used convention heating, and conduction can be controlled using a smartphone and has the same auto shutoff feature. It deviates from Crafty in size and an adjustable LED screen. The Plenty is more of a tabletop vaporizer even given that it comes with an adapter that needs to be plugged to work.