Ceramic Wonder FreeMax Starre Pure [Review]

FreeMax decided to ask what would happen if you put ceramic in a standard vaping tank.  Their answer is the Starre Pure, a nice looking 4ml tank that aspires to give you a high quality vape while keeping the thing from burning itself up.  Read the rest of the review to see how that works out for them.

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freemax-starre-pure-box-imageHeaven Gifts was kind enough to provide me with a sample of the FreeMax Starre Pure so I could share my impressions with you.  I’ve been on something of a rebuildable kick lately, so I wasn’t sure what I’d think of a boring ol’ replaceable head tank.

I won’t keep you in suspense.  I like the FreeMax tank.  Not only does it not leak all over the place (I still have issues with my Griffin) but the heads are among the longest lasting I’ve used in a while.

Having to constantly buy new heads is one of the reasons I prefer to roll my own coils, but something about the coil design in the heads seems to make these heads last quite a bit longer.  But, I’m getting ahead of myself (no pun intended).

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Let’s start with the basics.  The Starre is a 4ml top-filling tank.  The tank features the sort of chimney you’d find in rebuildables.  There’s a large housing that fits over the head, rather than a little cap that sits on top like with a lot of standard tanks.

Similarly, the tank boasts a nice wide-bore tip.  The tip isn’t any old metal tip, despite outward appearances.  It’s actually a silicone/plastic base that has a metal outer shell.  The result is that it transfers a lot less heat than a full metal tip.  I don’t like burning my lips, so this is good.

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freemax-starre-pure-headWhile a cool tip is a nice touch, the featured attraction is the atomizer head itself.  Unlike most heads that are constructed of a steel outer body, the FreeMax head’s outer shell is made of ceramic.

The idea behind the ceramic case is to keep the head from getting hotter than necessary.  Preventing excess heat helps save on coil wear caused by eliquid crusting up on the coils. This seems to work as the coils tend to last quite a while.

The coil is nested inside this ceramic cup in a vertical orientation.  The outside of the coil is surrounded by cotton, leaving the middle free.  Airflow is directed through the middle of the coil.

Typically, I can get a coil to last a week, maybe two.  I actually did blow through the first head in about two weeks.  The second, head however is still chugging along after about a month of use.  It’s starting to show signs of slowing down, but that’s still pretty impressive.

freemax-starre-pure-tankNow I do want to note that I was also more gentle on the second coil.  I’ve been using it in the 50 watt range as running it closer to 70 is what caused the short life of the original coil.

50 Watts for a standard tank isn’t exactly shabby, however.  Many of my older tanks are lucky to survive 30 watts.

As a result of the wattage capability and very free airflow, this tank does a good job of generating vapor.  It’s still not going to match up to a rebuildable tank, and rebuildable drippers are still the king of clouds.  But as far as a no-fuss tank goes, this one’s hard to beat.

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To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure how much of what I like about the FreeMax Starre Pure is really owed to the ceramics.  But, the tank is well-built, reliable and a decent performer.  So I’m not going to complain too much.

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Steve K

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