KandyPens Donuts Review – Go Nuts for Donuts
Build Quality70%
Vapor Quality60%
Look & Feel65%
Difficulty70%
Portability70%
Discreetness65%
67%Overall Score

Mmm, donuts. The rich, cake-y texture, the sweet glaz–oh wait, THIS donut is in reference to the type of ceramic chamber used. This type of donut brings a different sort of tastiness, namely the fullest flavors from herbal extracts.

There are many KandyPens out there with a variety of styles and designs (like the previously reviewed Elite and the Galaxy), and let’s be honest, not all of them are particularly different from each other. Is the latest KandyPens a hole-in-one or just a part of the baker’s dozen? Okay, I’ll stop mixing metaphors, but read on for the review!

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Product Pros

  • Sleek and svelte design
  • Portable and discreet
  • Leak-proof ceramic chamber

Product Cons

  • 2/3 temperatures are too low for significant vapor
  • Not much different from other KandyPens
  • Somewhat costly for a wax pen

 

 KandyPens Donuts Review: Breakdown

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

Like most KandyPens products, the Donuts is well-built and the pieces fit together quite well. These devices are certainly well-machined and the pieces fit together snug and securely. The Donuts runs on a small variable battery and is advertised as being temperature controlled, but is more accurately described as “voltage controlled” as we don’t know for sure what the set temperatures are.

As for the donut itself, the ceramic disk can hold up to half a gram in the chamber, though it is recommended to use less than this (more like 0.1-0.2). Don’t fret if you load the chamber full, though: with consistent use, any oil in the chamber will keep dripping down to the disk over time. For safe measure, the ceramic disc on the bottom of the device ensures no leakage from the chamber.

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Vapor Quality

Gentle heating makes for lower-temp vapor production from the KandyPens. The slow burn ensures thicker extracts like wax won’t necessarily burn off quickly, so this type of pen can be better for thinner concentrates like oils.

The vapor is pretty cool on the lower settings, so if you want faster vapor and bigger clouds, you’ll probably just want to keep the Donuts on the highest heat setting.


Design
KandyPens Donuts Heating Chamber
look-and-feel

Look and Feel

This looks and feels about as sturdy as the rest of the KandyPens ilk. KandyPens are great for entry-level extract vapers, as they look stylish and feel good to handle without being cumbersome or bulky. The elements are both aesthetically pleasing and have a positive texture, but overall not much different than other KandyPens out there other than the fairly large mouthpiece to go with the big ceramic donut namesake.

Discreetness

Discreetness

This is among the more discreet and stealthy wax pens out there, as long as you get one of the basic black units as opposed to the garishly bright pink/purple/whatever colors.

The lower temperatures of the Donuts are actually a boon for discreetness, as you can still get a decent amount of flavor from the Donuts without necessarily making big clouds. This sort of slow-burning session is very good for low-visibility draws.

Difficulty

Ease of Use

The deep ceramic dish is a bit harder to load than most traditional coil setups, but it should still be simple enough to get your extracts loaded. 3 quick clicks of the button will cycle through the low, medium, and high temperatures, which are  estimated at 350°F, 390°F, and 430°F respectively. From here, you can just try a few different draw styles to see how you like the vapor.

It’s recommended to hold the Donuts either upright or diagonally, as holding it completely horizontal for some time could result in the material moving around in the chamber and not heating up easily.

Portability

Portability

As with most wax pens of this size, these are pretty convenient and portable. They’re meant to be used on the go, so you won’t have to worry much about how they hold up in a pocket or bag.

The Donuts is top-charging, which means you won’t be able to use it while it’s charging. However, it lasts for more than a few sessions over time, so you’ll only have to charge it intermittently at worst.

 

Conclusion

Overall, The KandyPens Donuts is basically just like every other KandyPens out there, which isn’t a slag but also not exactly an ideal recommendation. The build quality is fairly standard, and even the ceramic chamber is not exactly novel at this point. This makes the Donuts an okay unit for the very occasional vaporizer user, but even then, there are the aforementioned Galaxy and Elite by KandyPens which are just as good, if not better.

For a suggested retail price of $99 USD, this doesn’t exactly make the Donuts much of a value deal; for that kind of money, you can get something more akin to the Dr. Dabber Aurora and get stronger power and flavor. So while the Donuts is definitely a tasty treat for the neophyte vaporizer, there are certainly more scrumptious options out there.

Have you tried to KandyPens Donuts? By jove then, leave a comment about it below!

 

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