I recently updated this article, so do scroll down the page as there is LOTS of info about the Ardent FX and several videos about it too. Without a doubt its is my personal FAVORITE cooking gadget for cannabis, in fact this and the Ardent Nova (its precursor) are the only cannabis cooking gadgets I use. This video explains why.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I am a big fan of the original Ardent Nova Decarboxylator. This invaluable gadget perfectly decarboxylates your cannabis and also makes small batches of marijuana butter, oil, or other infusions.
My only real complaint with the Nova was its small size. In fact, when I first talked to Ardent inventor Shanel Lindsay years ago, my first question was “When are you going to make a bigger one?”
No more! Introducing the Nova’s big brother, the Ardent FX!
The FX does everything the Nova did and more.
With the larger size, you can now decarboxylate up to 4 ounces of cannabis at once, and with an inside capacity of 6 cups you can infuse a quart or more of butter, oil, etc. at a time (anything except alcohol). Just like the Nova, it is all odor-free (at least until you open the lid, then of course there is a little).
But size is not all that Ardent improved upon. The Ardent FX was in development for a long time and it shows.
The Nova had one setting, not so the FX. There are now two different decarboxylation settings, one optimized for THC, the other for CBD, which is great news for those cooking with high CBD strains.
There is also a separate infusion setting that runs at a lower temperature.
A Cannabis Easy Bake Oven for Travel or Dorm Room!
And of 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 watch Ardent FX inventor Shanel Lindsay bake banana bread in hers. I plan on coming up with some recipes and videos.
That said, I am not likely to use the FX for this purpose often as I see it as a bit of a novelty 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, it was well worth waiting for.
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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.)