I recently updated this article, so do scroll down the page as in addition to the Ardent FX review, you'll find several videos about it too.
Without a doubt the Ardent FX is my personal FAVORITE cooking gadget for cannabis. In fact the FX and the Ardent Nova (its precursor) are the only cannabis cooking gadgets I use. This video explains why.
With the Ardent FX, you can decarboxylate up to 4 ounces of cannabis at once.
With an inside capacity of 6 cups you can infuse a quart or more of butter, oil, etc. at a time (anything except alcohol). It is all relatively odor-free (at least until you open the lid, then of course there is a little).
Detailed Decarboxylation in the Ardent FX
There Ardent FX features two different decarboxylation settings, one optimized for THC, the other for CBD, which is great news for those cooking with hemp or CBD strains.
If you are using a strain with both, use the THC or A-1 setting (more on functions below).
There is also a separate infusion setting that runs at a lower temperature.
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Ardent FX: a Cannabis Easy Bake Oven for Travel or Dorm Room!
If all that weren’t enough, the FX also has a “bake setting.” That’s right, you can actually bake right in the unit. It’s sort of like a cannabis Easy Bake Oven!
I recently watched Ardent FX inventor Shanel Lindsay bake banana bread in hers.
That said, I am not likely to use the FX for this purpose often as I see it as a bit of a novelty. That's because I have a kitchen and my oven and stove do better jobs of it.
However, if you like edibles and live out of hotel rooms or dorm rooms, or anywhere without a kitchen, you definitely need this gadget that does it all: decarb, infuse, and bake!
The FX even comes packaged in a handy take-along carrying case.
The Ardent FX is sturdy and well made. It features a separate base that connects to the power source. The large cylinder comes off for easy cleaning and is even dishwasher safe!
Kudos to Ardent for an outstanding job on FX!
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Your Questions About FX Answered PLUS Ardent Nova versus Ardent FX
After I did my original video review of the FX, several people had additional questions about it. I address those in this video, including is it worth upgrading to the FX if you already own the original Ardent Nova.
Making Infusions in the Ardent FX
In this video I show you just how easy it is to make marijuana butter, cannabis oil, and other infusions right in the FX.
Ardent FX Buttons Explained!
A lot of readers/viewers have written in since I first reviewed the Ardent FX confused about the various buttons and how they function. It's actually a very simple gadget to use, but enough of you have asked that I thought I would explain in greater detail in this video.
Ardent FX Infusion Press Accessory for Draining and Straining
While this extra accessory for your Ardent FX is not ESSENTIAL, it does make super quick and easy, not to mention mess-free, work of draining and straining your cannabis infusions. I show you how it works in this video, along with a lower cost alternative.
(This article was originally published April 2020.)