If so could you give us a review? I'm very interested. Thank you in advance.
Looks like I'm not the only one to buy a bad unit from them. My first worked great for the first 7 uses. On the 8th, the unit never shut off and its supposed to auto shut-off (after 2 hrs at most). A second unit I bought never shut off on the first two uses. So I decided SCREW ardent. I bought me a Quincy Lab oven. It has a + or - of only 6 degrees. Nothing else can touch that. I have perfect decarbs every time, no worries either.My new Ardent quit after bout 12 loads over a two week period. Outer plastic has two hair cracks. Basically aesthetics doesn't affect operation. THEN the heater quit working. Now in the middle of harvest I have to go back to hand decarb. It is marvelous device but if it breaks down it is useless.
Where to get it repaired is another issue. I need a replacement? The company simply ignores e mails
I use the Ardent to decarb, then make marijuana infused olive oil in the MBM. It is always perfect.
Both of my Ardent Nova's have been used "light duty" and they both have cracked. I've been told that they will do something but due to the COVID19 situation, they are short staffed. I used mine for small batch, always cool before running a second cycle as I primarily use for CBD and they recommend two cycles for CBD. I also have a LEVO2 which I prefer for infusing because it has a magnetic stirrer and a dispensing mechanism, and the test results are marginally better. I have Ardent's new FX on order, but I hope they make it right on the $420 I've already spent on these two units that each died after only a few months of light use.Yes, I bought the Ardent. I have been using it for less than a year. I'm happy I bought it because it makes oil infusion extremely simple. (However, I have some big criticisms too; which I'll talk about at the end. )
All key steps are automatic. First, decarb (just means heat up your weed; no oil at this point). Wait 1 hour 45 minuntes. Step 2. Remove decarbed weed, put weed in glass jar, poor olive oil over the weed. Step 3. Put the weed and oil back into the Ardent. Let cook for 2 hours. Step 4. --Remove oil and weed mixture and strain out your oil. You're done.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants to make weed oil and who does not want to mess with ovens, cook times, and pots and pans.
Does it smell? Not the first time you use but by the 2nd, 3rd, etc...it will smell. Not as bad as if you do it the oven but it definitely stinks. It also stinks when you open it. However, there are ways around this....if you have an extension cord you can do your cooking outside or on a back porch, windowsill, etc.
Build Quality of the Ardent: On a scale of: Very Poor to Great I'd say it's between "Very Poor" and "Poor."
I was aware of the poor build quality when I bough the Ardent so I tried to be very careful with it. The case cracked a lot in the first 30 days. After a few months the whole electronics module fell out---still connected though.
Does Build Quality Rule it Out: No. As soon as you get your Ardent start to beef it up....put Gorilla tape around the seam between the furnace and the electronic module....this isn't techy---just a simple tape job.
I really enjoy my Ardent and my oil and I almost never vape or smoke anymore. If you want my recipe or ratio of weed to oil just ask.
I wouldn't waste my time or money on one. I have bought 2 and neither one of them were worth a crap !!! The first one worked 7 times, then wouldn't shut off like its supposed to. It has an "Auto" off, its all self controlled. The second never shut off one the first use !!!! They are JUNK and a RIP-OFF !!!! When I called them about the first one, they tried to blame me !!!! How is it MY fault when its supposed to be auto controlled? I then bought a Quincy lab oven, brand new, on ebay. It has NEVER let me down and I get a perfect decarb everytime.
If you wrap the buds in foil and let them cool off for at 30 min before you open them, you'd be surprised at how little odor there is, especially compared to a conventional oven.