Arizer Extreme Q Review – Extreme Vaping, Extreme Value


by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: December 10, 2020

Arizer Extreme Q desktop

Review Score: 91/100

Price Range:
6 in x 6 in x 7.5 in
122° F - 500° F
Heat Up Time:
2 minutes
Works with:
  • Herbs icon


  • Superb pricing makes this a real steal
  • Nearly silent running thanks to a quiet fan
  • Comes with a ton of accessories and vaping options


  • Glass parts can be fragile and require regular cleaning
  • No valve on the bags

Starting Price: $ 169.99

The Arizer Extreme Q is a top-quality desktop vaporizer and is one of the best options available under $200. It is just as good as any high-end desktop vaporizer yet costs nearly half the price.

This is the perfect vaporizer for people that are sick of hurting themselves using conventional vaporizers. They might end up burning your throat and lungs. This is for people who want a new experience and haven’t used bags before. As a result, they are looking for a new, better, and more satisfying way to vape their herbs.

Ace of Base

When I first looked at the Arizer Extreme Q, I thought that Arizer had started making coffee makers. This is exactly what it resembles. The shiny, metallic covering makes it fit in with any home appliance. Furthermore, this should be the direction for desktop vaporizers. The metal also allows for no bad aftertaste like plastic often does. This is great and I wish more people would take note.

Arizer Extreme Q desktop

It’s one of the few times this has been done, and I’m honestly surprised it doesn’t happen more. The Arizer Extreme Q comes with a remote control. You don’t have to be right next to it to turn it on. As a result, by the time you get to it you’ll have the vapor built up and ready to go. It may not have many uses, but you will get some work out of it.

As soon as you attach all of your things it’s ready to go. You can turn it on and change the temperature or adjust the fan speed as you see the split. The controls are very easy to use because there is no way to misinterpret them. If you want dense vapor, change the fan speed to a lower level, and vice versa.

Big Fan – Better Vapor

I’ve used very few vapes that market the fact that they have great fans. Therefore, they should do it way more often. The fan on the Arizer Extreme Q is super quiet. After a couple of sessions, you’ll probably forget that it’s there. The constant fan whirring that you hear from others will not annoy you with this one. Consequently, it allows you to relax while vaping.

The cleaning and assembling of the glass parts on the Extreme Q are pretty fragile. So if you drop them, they will probably break. However, if you clean them properly you get extremely clear vapor. This is a pretty fair trade if you ask me. The assembly also provides great taste. Arizer combined all of their strengths with the glass tubing and ceramic heating to get the best flavor possible.

The Extreme Q vaporizer comes with all of the essentials. It comes with whip bags, multiple mouthpieces, extra screens, a remote, a stirring tool and even more things. Nothing malfunctions, and everything is in great condition. The warranty doesn’t cover glass breaking, so you need to make sure to be very careful with those parts. It’s a bit of a learning curve to learn how to use the bags. After that, they become much easier.

A Desktop Come Portable Vaporizer

You can also shell out an extra $100 for a battery pack. It is in case you do want to take it camping or somewhere with you. However, it still costs less than most of the desktop vaporizers that you would usually buy.

Before you start using the Arizer Extreme Q, make sure that you have the dry herb in the bowl. If you try to add it after, you won’t get the same taste. Once you start puffing, you will be able to see that the vapor production is excellent on the Arizer. It can even rival the Volcano. You can attribute this to the ceramic bowl because it’s known for producing excellent taste and vapor quality.

Any Downsides?

The only negatives that I’ve found about the Arizer Extreme Q is that the glass parts are very fragile. They require constant cleaning which is a bit annoying. Otherwise, it’s worth it when you’re getting such clear clouds. If you don’t clean the system, you’ll regret it in the long run. It’s because it not only starts to tarnish but it also slows down very quickly because of the gunk build-up.

Even if you don’t usually do whips, try it at least once with the Extreme Q. Everything you need for it comes in the bag already. Moreover, you’ll just have to get the hang of it. It’s because the unit doesn’t come with something that automatically closes the bottom like most desktop vapes do.
Arizer Extreme Q image

Arizer Extreme Q: An Ideal First Desktop Vape

This is the perfect introductory desktop vaporizer. If you’ve only used portable vaporizers, this should be your first one because it is simple to you. Additionally, you don’t have to have a degree in rocket science to work it. You can compare this to the other big names in the class. After doing a cost vs. value analysis, it is clear that the Extreme Q beats the competition hands down.

Pros and Cons of the Arizer Extreme Q Vaporizer


  • Superb pricing makes this a real steal
  • Nearly silent running thanks to a quiet fan
  • Comes with a ton of accessories and vaping options
  • Precise temperature controls
  • Ceramic heating and glass tubing make for great-tasting vapor


  • Glass parts can be fragile and require regular cleaning
  • No valve on the bags

Arizer Extreme Q Vaporizer Specifications

Dimensions: 6 in x 6 in x 7.5 in
Temperature: 122° F - 500° F
Heating: Convection
Heat up time: 2 minutes
Power: 100-240V
Weight: 370g

Verdict on Arizer Extreme Q Review

With most other desktop vaporizers, it seems that people are often buying them because they have the reputation. However, most of them are crazy expensive and have unnecessary bells and whistles. Sure, with the Arizer Extreme, you might not get that great reputation. You will definitely get a great vaporizer that works superbly with dry herbs instead.

You’re getting something that will last and something that you can use on a regular basis. I wholeheartedly recommend that you get the Arizer Extreme Q. You will get a great desktop vaporizer at bargain bin prices.

Published: February 23, 2017Updated: December 10, 2020

Thanush Poulsen

Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.


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3 comments on “Arizer Extreme Q Review – Extreme Vaping, Extreme Value

  • Barney Rubble

    May 17, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I ordered one of these units from Walmart last year. When I saw the pathetic 5 watt power supply that came with the unit I was suspicious that it was a POS! Think of how much heat is produced by a 5 watt old style incandescent light; not much. I then checked the accuracy of the actual output temperatures and the temp readings of the digital readout. Actual output temp was far below what the readout stated it was. Set at 300F degrees produced only 180F according to a calibrated laser temp device and also a laboratory calibrated thermocouple; the gold standard of temp measurement. Arizer told me I couldn’t measure the temp; only they could. Sounds like the Emperor’s New Clothes scam.

  • PM

    January 1, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Recently purchased an Arizer EQ, I feel this unit is amazing! Packing the elbow screen rather than the main bowl, gives sweet thick vapor draws and filling the balloon on low speed (takes around 4 minutes), creates thick creamy vapor, its like holding an actual cloud!! Love the Arizer EQ

  • FarNortherner

    November 25, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I recently got a 2017 Extreme Q and one of the key upgrades they’ve made is to the glass elbows, which are the things that used to break or cause restricted air flow. Both elbows appear to be much heavier/stronger glass compared to my buddy’s, which he purchased in 15. The elbow for balloons is now all glass and of excellent quality. I’ve been both surprised and impressed with Arizer’s improvements. I’d say much less worry and less need to consider the Silversurfer elbows.