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Ardent FX Review and Ardent Flex Coupon Code

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About a year ago, a comment thread popped up on my Instagram account that went a little like this:

“I love the Levo 2, but the capacity is way too small and my oil isn’t very strong.”

“Yeah, kind of in the same boat with the Nova. It’s amazing, and my oil is good, but it’s too small for what I want to do.”

“I have the exact opposite issue with the MB2. I have to make huge batches in there. So if I only have a little bit of weed, my oil is super weak. Plus it doesn’t decarb.”

“There’s just no perfect machine… yet. Hey Corinne, are they going to make a bigger Nova?”

At the time, I’d heard only rumors of the new and improved device that Ardent was developing. A top secret gadget; all I knew is that it was going to be bigger.

But what came in the mail last week was more than just a bigger, shinier version of the Nova. It’s called the Ardent FX  and it’s a game-changing all in one cannabis infusion and baking device.

We’ve been calling it the Easy Baked Oven around here, and while it’s been fun to play with and joke around about, it’s also been an uplevel over every other cannabis kitchen device I’ve ever tested.

You can watch the unboxing and review below (and snag my CBG Olive Oil recipe) or read the post for more.

What does the Ardent FX do, exactly?

The Ardent FX is considered an “all in one portable cannabis kitchen”.

But what it really does is provide the perfect environment and temperature for decarboxylation of your cannabinoids and infusion into oil (you can also bake in it!).

If you’ve never heard about decarboxylation or know why it’s so important in crafting your homemade edibles and infusions, check out this post: Decarboxylating Cannabis to Activate THC and CBD

In order to make infusions and tinctures that contain THC, CBD or CBG, you need to first heat your plant material to a specific temperature for a certain amount of time. (This happens naturally when you smoke or vape, which is why you don’t need to decarb for inhalation methods).

When you’re making edibles and tinctures, you will only get about 20-30% of your cannabinoids, meaning weaker oil and wasted money. To get more of the cannabinoids from your cannabis, you need to decarboxylate.

Ardent did a lot of testing while developing the FX and the Nova (now available as the Mini) and what they found was that our DIY decarboxylation methods were burning off a lot of cannabinoids

According to the lab results, popular methods like the oven, toaster oven and crock pot, could make us miss as much as 33% in converting THCa into THC, CBDa into CBD and CBGa into CBG.

If you decarboxylate an ounce of cannabis in the oven and 30% of your plant material is wasted, you can be losing as much as $150 dollars every time you make a batch of edibles (if you live in a place like DC where an ounce can cost up to $500 ?).

If you skipped decarboxylation completely, and went straight to throwing your cannabis in oil to infuse it, you’re wasting at least twice that amount.

Investing in a decarboxylator that’s been lab tested and proven to fully activate your cannabis will definitely save you money in the long run.

Cash money aside, the FX is such a convenient way to decarb and infuse. With the push of a button you decarb. Add oil and another push and you’ve got infused oil. Then strain and toss everything but the base in the dishwasher and you’re done.

Let’s break that down.

How to use the Ardent FX (aka the Nova FX)

Step 1: Decarboxylation

The FX has different settings to decarboxylate CBD, CBG and THC. A1 will decarboxylate THC and CBG and A2 decarboxylates CBD.

This is going to be a very short section because all you do is select the mode you’d like to use by pressing the M button and then hitting power.

Once the decarboxylation process is done, the light will blink red telling you that it’s cooling down. Then it will turn green and your plant material will be fully decarbed.

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Step 2: Infusing with the Ardent FX

After your cannabis is decarboxylated, let the device cool and pour in your favorite oil or butter. Hit the infuse button and come back an hour or two later to a perfectly infused oil. The infuse cycle runs as long as 3 hours, but you can turn the device off sooner than that.

A 3 hour cycle won’t ruin your oil, but lab reports show there’s no real difference in infusion rates after 1 hour, so you may as well save the energy and get to making some healthy edibles with your infusion.

Note: If you skip the step of decarb and try to just decarb your plant material in oil, testing shows that you’ll only get about 20-30% activation. Make sure you always decarb first to get the most out of your plant material.

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Step 3: Strain and Bake

After you infuse your oil, you can strain it out (they’re going to have a custom strainer available soon, but for now, I just used a fine mesh colander).

Put the purple chamber in the dishwasher.

You’re done! Your oil is now ready to be made into infinite possibilities. You can make pain salvecannabanana bread, or homemade weed lube. The sky is the limit (and depending on if you use THC, you just might reach it)

The Verdict: Ardent FX Review

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I only recommend and post things here that I use and that I love and this thing gets the Wake + Bake stamp of approval.

This is by FAR the easiest, cleanest, and most efficient decarb and infusion process out there.

I typically do a pros and cons list here, but the only con I can think of is that the cycle can be a little long (but that’s what it takes to get a full decarboxylation). I wasn’t paying that much attention, but I think it took almost 2 hours to run a cycle. So you have to account for that if you’re planning on whipping up some brownies the same day as making your oil.

I probably won’t be using any other device or method from here on out.

You can buy the Ardent FX here and get $30 off by using the code WAKEANDBAKE.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Ardent FX

When I asked the people of instagram to toss questions my way about the Ardent FX, most of the questions related to how they compared to the other devices on the market. So I’m going to cover all of that here. If you have other questions, just shoot them into the comments below or send me an email at [email protected] and we’ll add them here.

The FX vs. The Nova (now redesigned as the Mini)

I loved my Nova, and still think it’s a great budget option if you only need to decarboxylate and infuse small amounts at a time.

You can still decarboxylate up to 1 oz of flower or 5 oz of concentrates (compared to the FX’s 4 oz flower capacity). And you can infuse small amounts in the Nova using the Infusion Sleeve or by using a small glass jar (a commenter below mentioned they found a pyrex jar with a pourable spout that fit perfectly… if you find something that works, add it to the comments!)

While the Nova isn’t dishwasher safe, but it has a removable chamber that you can quickly wash. With very few moving parts, it’s still very simple and convenient to clean.

The Nova decarbs and infuses small batches. The FX decarbs small to large batches, infuses, and bakes. The FX is also dishwasher friendly.

Nova vs. FX Cost

The Nova will run you about $130 less than the FX, so it’s a great budget option for small batches.

I used to decarb in my Nova and then infuse in my MB2 to do my larger batches, so if you’re planning on doing that, the FX is still a less expensive all-in-one option.

If budget is an issue and you only want to do small batches, the Nova is the best option on this list.

Because we have testing data on the decarb, we know that you’ll be getting a 97% decarb on your plant material, which is something that the MB2 doesn’t do at all. The Levo 2 does not provide data on their decarb feature, so we can’t tell you for certain.

The FX vs. The Levo 2

According to Wake + Bake readers, size does matter. And so does strength. And so does convenience.

With readers who have used the Levo 2, the feedback has been “It’s awesome. It’s beautiful. It’s convenient.” But some also add, “the capacity is just too small.”

Some readers have commented about the lack of strength of their oil in the Levo 2 because even their largest herb pod doesn’t contain very much plant material (it can hold up to ½ cup).

Depending on the density of your plant material, if you were to fit 3.5 grams of 10% THC material in the device and infuse 1 cup of oil, your oil would come out at 7.5mg per teaspoon.

Some run a couple of cycles with each pod. Some put two pods into the device for each cycle. With the Levo 2 if you want more potency, you’ll likely have to MacGyver a way that works for you.

If you’re microdosing, this wont matter much. But if you’re cooking for others who have high tolerances or if you have a high tolerance, this may be more hassle than it’s worth.

I would say that if you order the Levo 2, the Herb Press accessory is essential. While the Levo doesn’t make the strongest oil per teaspoon, it does have the least amount of oil loss out of any gadget I ever tried when you use the Herb Press.

Usually you have to MacGyver something to squeeze out all of your oil (a french press – which makes coffee interesting the next day, pressing your cheesecloth bag with your knuckles until they’re sore, I even once used a potato ricer in a pinch and that worked pretty well).

As for decarb, you can adjust the cycle to any temperature for any length of time, so it leaves it up to the user to try and get the decarb results they’re looking for.

This is awesome if you’re doing a custom decarb to leave some raw cannabinoids in tact (which is what most cannabis clinicians are currently recommending) and that’s what I use the Levo 2 for now.

There’s one downside that may not apply to anyone but me, but I feel like I have to mention it here. There is a little piece that come along with the Levo 2. And if you use it, you can’t use the device. I lost it and had to wait for a week to get a replacement.

If you’re good at keeping things the size of a quarter from getting lost in your kitchen, that might work for you, but I’m a type A.5 personality (halfway between A and B) and my kitchen is B territory.

Levo 2 vs. Ardent FX Cost

The Levo 2 retails at $249 and the FX retails at $349.

But with the $30 off code (WAKEANDBAKE), that brings the FX down to $319.

You’ll save about $70 on a Levo, so if you only want to do small batches, you’d be saving some money.

Verdict: If custom decarboxylation and infusion temperatures and the added drying feature are important, and if you typically microdose your cannabis anyway, the Levo 2 is the gadget for you.

Magical Butter vs. Ardent FX

The MB2 is one of the oldest cannabis infusion devices out there and it’s just that. An infusion device.

When I first started doing this, it was the only thing on the market and I thought it was really cool. As a matter of fact, I wrote a rave review about it and was using it to infuse large batches until I got the FX.

The company has decided that instead of innovating and creating something new with better functions, they’d just rebrand the same ole MB2 and call it a day.

The MB2 has a minimum volume to operate (2 cups of oil) so it’s really only for large batches. You can’t put it in the dishwasher which means a little more elbow grease on infusion days. 

To be fair, they do offer some accessories that are pretty cool. They have a decarb box that makes decarboxylating in the oven easier and the strainer bags included can also be used to make small batches of bubble hash.

While it was once my go to infusion method, I think they got outpaced by the other three options now available.

Magical Butter vs Ardent FX Cost

The MB2 is the most affordable device on the list at $189. So if you’re just looking for a large capacity infuser (like if you already have a Nova or if you prefer your home decarb method to keep some of the raw cannabinoids in tact), it’s budget friendly.

My Money’s On: The Ardent FX

Here’s why.

It’s got the capacity of a Magical Butter, the convenience of a Levo 2 and the lab-tested reliability of the Nova.

It can decarb and infuse as little as 1 gram or as much as 4 ounces of flower. It has modes to decarboxylate THC, CBD and CBG, so no matter what cannabinoids you’re working with, or what ratios, you can do it in the FX.

Then you can just strain the plant material out and throw the entire thing in the dishwasher. It’s so simple.

You can also decarboxylate and infuse concentrates directly in the FX.

I know you can even bake in it, so if you’re living that kitchenette lifestyle, you can use it as a full on cooking device. I’ve heard of people making pasta and banana bread in it.

I haven’t used the bake function just yet, so let me know what you’d like to see cooked in the FX in the comments below and I’ll accept any (realistic) dare!

If you’re looking to get your hands on the Ardent FX, you can use this link to grab this amazing gadget. Don’t forget to use WAKEANDBAKE for $30 off.

Note: If you already own an MB2, Levo or Nova and still love it, that’s awesome! I’m not saying you need the newest, most improved thing. It’s kind of like when the new phone, computer, TV comes out. Yours still works, but the quality of the new one might be higher. It’s just the nature of invention.

Questions? Lay em on me in the comments below or by emailing [email protected]

With fully infused love,



Corinne Tobias

My name is Corinne Tobias and I’m the creator of this site that is all about cannabis and health (and having a good time combining those things!). Since 2013, I’ve helped millions of people on their cannabis journey and have been featured in publications like High Times, Merry Jane, Jezelbel, Westword, and Vice.

682 thoughts on “Ardent FX Review and Ardent Flex Coupon Code”

  1. I don’t use the silicon sleeve. I don’t even own one. I use a small Pyrex beaker (it has a little pouring spout, too.) I love my Nova. I’d love to own an FX, but I don’t need to have an appliance that does large batches. (Nor can I afford it at this time.)

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      Totally! If you already have a Nova and the size works for you, it’s great. It’s also lab tested, so we know it works, and mine have lasted for years through seemingly infinite batches. Also, can you share the pyrex beaker you use? I know a lot of folks don’t like to infuse in silicon and would love to share an alternative.


  2. Yessss, I was waiting eagerly for this review! I’m also surprised at the MB2’s rebranding. They definitely missed the mark completely.

  3. I just ordered mine yesterday. I started out decarbing in the oven and using the crock pot to infuse oils. I have been using the MB2 for quite a while and it cut my processing time tremendously and increased the potency by a goodly amount. I am stoked to get the FX just for the decarb feature alone. The only drawback that I can see is you cannot infuse alcohol in the FX.. I will keep the MB2 for that.

  4. I’m using a glass Lee Kum Kee jar that probably had oyster sauce or something similar in it originally. Fits like a glove in the Nova. I’m the same as GEEWHIZ in that I don’t need the FX since I only do small batches and it works perfectly. A beaker with a pour spout would be a better alternative but my glass jar really works well for me.

  5. Thank you for this review. I understand that one can decarb up to 4 oz dry herb in the FX. What is the min and max amounts in ounces/cups that one infuse in the FX at a time? Thank you!

  6. Do you know if the Ardent Lift activates CBD flower as well as THC? Wondering about that other setting for CBD. I’ve been usi ng a lift, but really considering the Flex.

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      Yep! You get most of a decarb for CBD on the first cycle, if you want to get a few more percent out of your plant material, just let the device cool for at least 20 minutes and run another cycle. Hope that helps!

      With love,

  7. fibromyalgiawellness

    Sounds like a great machine! I have the MB2 and that extra step of decarbing is a pain. I bought an oven thermometer and found my oven temperature was not correct.

  8. Ardent makes quality products and continues to save me money. Thanks to Wakeandbake for giving terrific indent reviews.

  9. I just purchased your cookbook pack and I hope to have the Nova FX soon so I can put them to use. Thank you for the review it has helped me make up my mind to get one soon.

  10. Wow perfect decarb?! I NEED this in my kitchen accessories this is amazing I want one so bad just out of my price range.. :/

  11. I’ve been wanting to invest in a decarb or infusing product but I’m glad I waited because this is perfect! Awesome! So excited to get one of these!

  12. I am interested to see how the FX works. I’m interested in something that will be an all in one. I hope it’s quieter than the MB!

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      Completely… and totally… silent.

      The MB2 scares me every single time. No more heart attacks thinking someone’s in your kitchen with a chainsaw ?

  13. This website is spectacular. And l am gonne get one of these. Thank you for a scientific, consice, and precise write up, Corinne.

  14. Ya, this thing is swanky-dank! I always feel I was born too late, not much interest in or use for hi-tech gadgets, silly drivel. Dross. Triflin’! Call me old-fashioned. But this is actually a practical, handy gizmo I could get some use out of. Not only simplifies the process, but gives better results than I could doing it the old-fashioned way. Bravo! I am coveting

  15. Ya, this thing is swanky-dank! I always feel I was born too late, not much interest in or use for hi-tech gadgets. Silly drivel, Dross. Triflin’! Call me old-fashioned. But this is a practical, handy gizmo that I could actually get some use out of. It simplifies the process, and gives better results than I could doing it the old-fashioned way. Bravo! I am coveting…

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      Seriously. Kitchen gadgets are usually so meh to me at first until I get the hang of it. And even then, I usually just use one setting (looking at you instapot)… but this thing is so simple all I want to do is put stuff in it ?Happy 420!

      With love,

  16. Great review Corrine. I need this for decarbing and infusing my cbd flower! I can never get it right in the oven and the mbm. Cbd is so tricky to decarb!

  17. I need one of these ? I make my oils the old fashioned way with an oven and crockpot. The process takes so long It’s been awhile since I’ve made any homemade. Instead I’ve been spending way too much on butter from a local dispensary

  18. Would like to try this but live in Aussie, so unsure where to purchase this. Will continue using my magic butter machine until I find this.

  19. I was saving up for a Nova, but now that I know there is the Ardent FX I know what I’ll get for sure. In the end I’m happy I waited a bit.

    Also for pressing our your weed after a small batch infusion, I love use sing my fine tea strainer. It’s perfect when I infuse a batch up to an half ounce and I can press on the herb with the back of a spoon for maximum extraction. Mine is metal so I can just take it with herb and all and dump it in my soy milk for high chai.

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      Awesome! Just out of curiosity… What would you like to see in your bundle Marlena? I want to see if I can make your dreams come true 😉 Happy 420!

  20. Wow, I need this. I’m 71 and just recently started making edibles. The ease of the whole process looks great with the FX. My goal, after this virus is dead, is to have friends over for an entire meal of edibles. Now for your challenge: Bake a vegan fudgy chocolate cake. And…go!

  21. You and your team are an absolute inspiration bringing wonderful positive vibes x Thank you for making it ok and better x

  22. Great article. Thank you for covering(and comparing) the big ticket appliances. Ardent had an amazing Black Friday deal. I missed out because I had questions between the Nova and Levo2. I’m on a fixed income and didn’t want to be stuck with buyers remorse so I waited. I haven’t cooked with weed yet because I live with children and didn’t want the smell to linger. Now I know I want the FX(for the baking capability), just waiting for a bundle(and waiting to see if they come out with a sleeve)

  23. I must must must have one of these amazing machines! New larger size is very appealing and a one-container infusion process is a dream time saver!

    I need to have this in my life, for balance and consistency. Much love✌️?

  24. Wow. I never would’ve guess there was a device like this! Really interesting in using that device to make edibles

  25. These devices all seem so nifty and like they bring an increased level of ease to infusions. I think you should go classic & bake brownies or maybe a cookie?

  26. These devices are so nifty. Would love the ease of one fo streamline my infusing. You should go classic with brownies or cookies for that first bake

  27. So to be clear, the FX can infuse up to 5 cups oil same as the MB2? To quote you, ”
    My Money’s On: The Ardent FX
    Here’s why.

    It’s got the capacity of a Magical Butter, ”

    So the FX will infuse 5 cups like the MB2? Or will it do more?

    Thanks Corinne, you’re a babe.”

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      Ooooh! Great question Garry! And the answer is… I don’t know yet! Let me see how many cups fit to the max capacity today and report back.

      with love,

  28. Have been infusing the “Old School” way reading the reviews on the FX & watching the Youtube vid inspires me to move into the future of infusing which is here right now with the FX!

  29. It’s amazing what you learn from reading comments sections lol.. I love all the suggestions regarding the glass replacement possibilities. Thank you all for the tips and happy 4/20 day to y’all! xx

  30. Wow, I really need one of these new Ardebt Fx’s. This is all new to me as I have never done and baking or cooking, just smoke. I want one! Thanks for the write up on it.

  31. I’m an absolute beginner and will be doing small batches to start. I’m a cannabis coach (by need), caregiver and patient as well as an amateur chef. I’m using distillates and concentrates but feel I want to have this skill in my wheelhouse. Thanks for any advice you may want to share.

  32. I’ve tried many ways of decarbing over the years and the nova is by far the best I’ve ever tried, and I’m sure the fox is even more impressive. I wish I had the extra money for one now, but I just bought a qp at the dispensary for the holiday last week. I could really really use an FX right now! I hope and pray I win one!

  33. This looks like a great device, who wouldn’t want a “one device for every step”. I will have to save some pennies for a while to get one tho.

  34. I’ve been using my little purple Nova for a while now, dabbling my way through several of Corrine’s great recipes and having a grand time playing with potencies. Thanks for the honest, fun & long-awaited quirky FX review Corrine, your lively, upbeat personality always make my day. Keep on brining smiles to the world with your joy & passion for mother nature’s miracle plant, Happy 4/20 to everyone at the Wake & Bake team !!!!

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      Awwww! Thank you Donna! You know I love doing it and I love connecting with people like you who also love this plant. Let me know if you ever have any questions or want to share a recipe 🙂

      with love,

  35. Thank you for the informative and interesting article. I’m really interested in the machines just haven’t bought one yet.

  36. Nova is just right for my needs now. I would like to branch out and try additional products such as lotions. Looking forward to needing the FX. Thank you for your products!!

  37. I currently have the MB2, however after reading your review, I really appreciate the sleek look and versatility of the Ardent FX. Do you know when they will have a strainer sleeve available? Looking forward to what they will come up with!

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      There’s talk of a french press-type straining device coming out soon. I cannot wait for to see what they come up with either! A strainer will make this thing perfect.

  38. I bought the Butter Machine version of the decaroxalator and man does it stink after! I can’t hide it anywhere w/o it smelling up the closet or whatever. Does the Ardent have an odor, or does the case hide the smell?

  39. This sounds amazing! I currently do the bake to decarb/crockpot Mason jar infusion method. This would seriously change my time spent, lol. I kinda hoard my infusions & don’t experiment much because it’s so time consuming & I don’t want to waste it.

  40. I’m stoked for the FX! The Nova is such a great tool and I’d love to step up my game and decarb, infuse, and bake all in one machine.

  41. My decarb box is the only gadget I’ve used – unless you count my crockpot. Would be great to be able to make fresh stuff, in larger amounts, without all the fuss. Definitely out of my budget, though – especially now, in lockdown lay-off.

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      I’ve never had issues, but I will say this… Ardent is a small business. I know folks expect Amazon-like response times from everyone on the internet, but as a small business owner myself, I now that sometimes it’s just not possible. They’re also growing, so the growing pains of training new customer support staff can be rough sometimes. Plus, they’re not just a company, they’re activists and curious cannabis consumers who do a lot of experimenting and lab testing. I know that they really care and that’s what matters to me.

  42. I have been looking into buying the original Nova for a while now and with the FX coming out it is a game changer. Thanks for a very thorough review!

  43. The MB2 grinds the cannabis during cycles and the FX does not. Does the FX require you to grind in advance? What impact does this have on infusion? Thanks!

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      Great question! You do not have to grind up your material in the FX which means you get a much more amber colored product (trichomes only). This improves flavor for most folks. You can break up dense buds, but you get to keep the plant in tact which reduces the plant material in your final product. Hope that helps!

      With love,

  44. Based on this review I bit the bullet and ordered Ardent FX. Never made an edible but want to for me as I don’t like to inhale smoke, and my honey who has COPD and with pain from working in construction trade in his younger years, likes to use mj but shouldn’t inhale. If I win the Ardent, I have someone special to share it with.

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      You’ve got this Dona! Let me know if you have any questions and we’ll point you in the right direction. We’re here to help!

  45. I love my Nova- its been a godsend, cut down on time and guess-timating in the kitchen. Stoked that the FX is so much larger! Happy 4/20- Stay home, stay safe and stay stoned!

  46. For decarbing flower that is 5% THC and 15% CBD in the FX do you just do one cycle like with the Nova? Thanks Corinne! I’ve used my Nova to make an oil extract out flower with these percentages to cure skin rashes from disinfectants at work. I had a terrible one on my face.

  47. I read this review a couple days ago. I would love to put this new all in one device to work for me, but not really in my budget right now. Thanks for testing it out and keeping us informed Corrine!

  48. Great review! I’ve been debating which one to invest in and this seems like THE thing. I’ve been using the old crock pot method…. very unreliable! Hoping to get the FX soon!

  49. This appliance appears to be “da bomb”!! I’m not much of a baker but would definitely try that function. Also love the different settings for decarbing….I’m into CBG right now and it’s nice to know that it will be decarbed at the right temp. The FX NEEDS to a home on my counter!!!

  50. I so wish I hadn’t just bought the mb2 machine a week before receiving the email about the ardent FX because I definitely would have bought that instead. I love my ardent decarb machine just alway wished it was bigger and I love my mb2 machine as I’m always making big batches of oil. I tried out the levo 2 but did not realize it was for small batches only and the way the infuser strainer sticks to the side made me feel like even if I wanted to only infuse one cup, half the strainer wouldn’t be in the oil, so I returned it.

  51. Thanks Corrine for such a thorough review. I’ve wanted an ardent device for a long time so I’m excited to see the company growing. Thanks for always staying on top of developments in the industry.

  52. What a neat little device! All this time I had just been decarbing in the oven and sharing that lovely smell with my dear neighbors! Not only would this little dude get the job done for thc flower, but it has special settings for cbd!! This is nuts!!! Hats off to you guys. Would love to grab one of these! deff telling my friends about it.

  53. Wow! 30% lost seems crazy high! Happy 420!!! Thanks for the chance to win this INCREDIBLE life altering device!!

  54. The new FX looks great! I definitely love the carrying case as a bonus as the devices can be a bit cumbersome! Thank you for the helpful review as usual! They always help find the best devices and put my money to good use. I own the MB and Nova and both have treated me so well

  55. I found a decent DIY version of decarbing in your oven and while it seemed to work, I am not sure I got the most bang for my buck, so to speak. The Ardent FX is now on the wish list b/c after making my very first batch of edibles, I’d really like to make more!

  56. I would love love love one of these! I currently use the old fashion method to decarb (oven) & then make all my infusions with the MB2. However, I would like to make them stronger as most of my products I make go to those suffering with sleep issues and cancer patients request for them to be stronger. Even though I use more flower in my infusions I just can’t seem to get them stronger. Possibly this machine may help with that. I prettt much have an endless supply of flower, so I experiment all the time. I’ve been recently making batches of MBO but can’t seem to reduce it down to a syrupy consistency. Any tips??

  57. I have a question about odor, does the Ardent (or Nova) leave any odor when Decarbing, like when it’s done in the oven?

  58. Wow I am so ready for an Ardent FX in my (small) kitchen. I love my Nova however it is always working overtime ( no union breaks here! We ) because of the size. Since cannabis is my go to medicine in the form of edibles it would be amazing to have this incredible compact multi-functional machine as a permanent fixture in my kitchen!

  59. I love my Nova! I also love my Levo, but am not able to use as much flower as I want to make oil strong enough. The MB machine makes everything too green and gross. I am super stoked to try the FX?

  60. You highlighted CBG in your review – I’m interested in strategies to make infusions that focus on lesser known cannabinoids. Probably starts with the right strain, but does temperature or technique play into it too?

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      We just don’t know yet. This is the first year you could really access CBG online. I’m back to experimenting on myself (put it in my coffee this morning) and am liking the effects so far. The most pronounced one for me has been the mood boost. It’s like the elevation and happy feeling of THC without the intoxication. Let me know what you find if you try it. We all learn more if we share! Happy 420! xoxo-CT

  61. I love my Nova, plus I have the infusion sleeve and frainer. They’ve helped me get through this pandemic by turning my flower into awesome homemade oil. I can’t imagine the next step up this device would give me!

  62. Love my original Nova, but it recently went out on me so I’m in need of a new decarb machine and the FX sure seems like the answer!!! I am hoping to win or have enough saves up over the next few months:)!! Thank you for sharing all your knowledge, I really enjoy reading all of your output! Cheers, happy 420!

  63. I’ve been debating for years the use of this machine, but reading this and be re-reminded of the amount of medicine I’m losing via traditional decarb methods really hit me this time, plus you can bake in it!!!! I’m a baker by trade and think convenience wise, I can legit up my edible game, plus that sprayable weed lube may also be at the top of my list…

  64. Happy 420!! Great review, and makes me wistful….I would absolutely love to have this, but I have already bought the Levo2, and a Magical butter 2 machine (MB2). Being n the UK is difficult to get the correct voltage as well!
    I’ll be crossing fingers and sending a prayer out to the universe to win it! Lol

  65. This was a very good review of the different tools available for decarbing. I have the Magical Butter Machine and love it but I usually don’t have large amounts to decarb so the Nova FX sounds wonderful.

    Thank you so much!

  66. I am looking into alternative consumption ways. I grow my own cannabis. Usually smoke it but, I had a minor heart attack last week. I had quit smoking cigs prior to the heart attack. I want to be able to consume it with out more damage to my heart.I use it mainly for pain relief. I’ve broke my neck and back before and have hardware in my leg. I’m mainly want a healthier way to consume it.

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      I’m sorry to hear that. Edibles, tinctures and salves are great alternatives to smoking. You’re in the right place! xoxo- CT

  67. Rica Smith De La Luz

    Thanks Corinne, Not sure if my other comment posted. Love the give away, love the reviews, stoked to have new info for time and $ saving gadget solutions for my test kitchen.
    Thanks for your amazon passion and sharing your discoveries!

  68. Loved this review. I have only used the oven method, as I couldn’t afford the cost of this type of appliance. I can totally see the investment will be well worth the cost! Cannot wait to purchase this and use it! Just want to say, I’ve followed you for a long time. Your articles and reviews are a great read, and I learn a lot more! Look forward to all your future blogs!! Thank you for what you do!

  69. What a wonderful review! I’m currently decarbing in the oven and infusing oil in my crockpot…I would love to upgrade!

  70. Based on your comment a year ago I bought the nova and have enjoyed the unit since. I would enjoy the many options the FX has to offer

  71. Happy 420 everyone ✌✌✌ Stay positive, healthy and keep loving yourself no matter what gets thrown your way???‍♀️

    I can’t believe how much work this new machine can do!? It definently looks like an extra set of hands hands to help out…..I can’t believe that you can cook in it….like what….muffins…’s like an easy back oven…..but for grown-ups….I sooo have homer Simpson brain…..simply put that was my reaction to the new Ardent Machine ??

    (Insert Homer’s voice) what the….it can….you can…do so many things…..?????

    ?….sooo cool…

    I have the ardent ( last generation) and it’s worth it, it’s constance and that is one of the keys for me when making/cooking with flower. ?‍?

    Image all the fun with this new bad purple baby ??

    I can’t find the drooling face emoji

    Have a great day world stay safe and care for eachother and keep that good karma flowing

    Love from

    Toronto, Canada ?☹✌??

    From a Slovenian with love ??

    P.s flags don’t matter people are people let’s be nice ?‍♀️??

    Happy happy 420 vibes everybody… I have “Doctor Nick” from the Simpsons voice in my head….so a Simpson day needs to get scheduled into my life????‍♀️?‍♀️ take care lads

  72. JULIA
    April 20, 2020 at 9:55 am
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    Happy 420 everyone ✌✌✌ Stay positive, healthy and keep loving yourself no matter what gets thrown your way???‍♀️

    I can’t believe how much work this new machine can do!? It definently looks like an extra set of hands hands to help out…..I can’t believe that you can cook in it….like what….muffins…’s like an easy back oven…..but for grown-ups….I sooo have homer Simpson brain…..simply put that was my reaction to the new Ardent Machine ??

    (Insert Homer’s voice) what the….it can….you can…do so many things…..?????

    ?….sooo cool…

    I have the ardent ( last generation) and it’s worth it, it’s constance and that is one of the keys for me when making/cooking with flower. ?‍?

    Image all the fun with this new bad purple baby ??

    I can’t find the drooling face emoji

    Have a great day world stay safe and care for eachother and keep that good karma flowing

    Love from

    Toronto, Canada ?☹✌??

    From a Slovenian with love ??

    P.s flags don’t matter people are people let’s be nice ?‍♀️??

    Happy happy 420 vibes everybody… I have “Doctor Nick” from the Simpsons voice in my head….so a Simpson day needs to get scheduled into my life????‍♀️?‍♀️ take care lads

  73. Happy 420! I love my Nova!! I currently use it for decarbing and infusion of small batches and was looking for the FX before it came out! The capabilities of the FX are EXACTLY what I need and though I will have to budget a little longer for it I know it will be worth the wait! Thanks for your thorough review!

  74. I read the review. Do you know your article links are going to a 404 page?
    I’m referring to: “You can make pain salve, cannabanana bread, or homemade weed lube.”

  75. ACNA member here. I can’t wait to try out the FX! I have so many patients who ask for suggestions, and I don’t like to recommend something that I’ve never personally tried. Hope to recommend this soon!

  76. This is still all very new to me. It sounds fairly simple with this machine. I would love to try to make my own CBD to help me sleep and help with pain as I am a senior citizen.

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      This and the smaller Nova are very simple push button devices. I’ll make more videos in the future (maybe one where I teach an elder how to use it!) You just gave me a great idea! Thanks Ruth!

  77. Thank you for the wonderful and in-depth review! I would sooo love an FX so I can say bye-bye to my crock pot! When I get back to work I will be buying one!

  78. Have always done things the old school way but this looks great. So hard to find anything but flower now a days. This looks so much easier and convenient.

  79. This might be just what I need! I’ve been decanting and infusing the old fashion way, in the oven and crock pot. This would make it so much easier.

  80. Awesome review. I LOVE my Nova, but would also like to upgrade. What size pyrex beaker works in the Nova? Also would need one (or a larger sleeve, which I’ve contacted Ardent about already)

  81. The FX sounds very appealing! I had the MB machine but it can be cumbersome to clean. The all in one and dishwasher safe makes me want the FX!

  82. Happy 420 Corinne and awesome crew!! I Always love reading your posts and reviews. I’ve learned a lot from you already and can’t wait to talk further on your upcoming cannabis Coach education coming later in the year. I have the butter brewer which has a decarb option. As farmers ~ we love it. But the Nova is peaking my interest for sure to share with others. ? Stay Safe and happy days for sure!

  83. Thanks for the detailed review! Been trying to convince my fellow we need something like this to for max efficiency and consistency of our oil. This will def help with my argument and be an excellent upgrade from the crock pot. Thank you, thank you! 🙂

  84. I’m so excited by this product! I’m making a cannabis cooking area in my kitchen and this would be the perfect addition!

  85. That is one incredible machine. I must get one for my own personal use. Are use cannabis for medical reasons and this will be a money saving device.

  86. I love this article. It’s so in depth. I bought my Levo based off of an article on here. I’m a little disappointed I spent so much money for poor results but it’s all good. I’m praying I can get my hands on one of these soon though so I can finally start things up the right way! Thank you for being so informative!

  87. This looks like the appliance I have been waiting for. We’re Sheltering in Place in SoCal right now, but I am ordering one as soon as we can get on the road home. Can’t wait!

  88. All I have to say is wow. I’ve been using the MB2 machine after decanting in the oven and every time I try to infuse oil, it’s not enough. And messy!! Whether I win or not, the FX is definitely getting added to my bday wishlist!

  89. I would love one of these . I have the magical butter machine and the decarb box. They are great but I like that the ardent does it all on its own and takes the guess work out. When decarbing in the oven I worry that my oven is not accurate.

  90. I love my MB2 and Ardent Lift, but I really love the idea of an all-in-one that goes in the dishwasher! The FX sounds fab!

  91. I just got a Nova last year (OMG so much better than a oven/crockpot!) but now I want the FX…bit of a pain to do large batches in the Nova and the “bake” function of the FX is appealing too. Our kitchen is miniscule so anything I can do to keep my cooking experiments as contained as possible is worth a look.

  92. kimberly Ross-Tarver

    I would love one of these! With my asthma sometimes I just can’t smoke and edibles are the answer but cost way too much at the dispensary.

  93. Love the vision of the new FX. I have a Nova but would love the all in one functionality and that larger size would save lots of time.

  94. I need one of these so hard. I normally do the crock-pot method, but I had no idea you lost so much during the process. I love eating my weed. ?

  95. I’m lucky enough to have an MB2 and the Nova but I’ll likely sell them to have this all in one machine for it’s smaller footprint. Thanks for the review!

  96. I have 2 MB machines. My Nova just broke the other night I swear. Now I have no way to decarb correctly! The bottom fell off and a side piece broke. I’ve had it since it first came out. So it’s been used. ? The nova fx is out of my budget. Would love to have one though. It’s perfect!

  97. I love cooking and I’m always looking for new and exiting products or ways in doing so. Would love an easy bake oven

  98. Super helpful review! I love a product that makes the work easier. Decarbing is a processing so understand the con but clean and easy sounds like a win to me

  99. Though my Nova does everything I need at the moment, I can see the value of the FX in the future. I mostly smoke or vape flower, but with COVID, I am infusing oil more. I imagine as I go along and want to expand my range of use with decarbed flower and infusions, the FX will be a great help. Thanks for all you do, Corinne!

  100. Hey awesome review! I have an Ardent Lift and an MB2. I did have problems when I wanted to infuse and didn’t have enough herb to do! It would be great to have something to do small batches in! Thanks Corrine! ?? Love your site!

  101. I have been waiting on something smaller than my MBM but larger capacity than my Nova. I also wanted it to be as efficient as the NOVA. Ooh, if only I had the funds..

  102. A happy 420 to you. Very thorough review and competitive analysis. Based on your earlier review of the Nova, I started with that awesome device. Great for decarbing, but I found it clunky for infusing (it’s difficult to remove the sleeve, which inevitably causes spillage if you fill it close to the top.) So I got a Levo2 for infusing, again based on your review. I preferred the Ardent for decarbing, and the infusion cycle was easy with the Levo2, but weak as you mentioned (especially when I make high potency topicals). The FX sounds like the best of the best features of those devices, and I’m hoping Santa Claus is kind to me later this year. Keep up the great work.

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      Same experience! The FX is a combination of all the things we’ve been complaining about for the past 10 years. They listened!

  103. I don’t own the ardent FX but I would love to after reading the reviews! Cannabis has changed my life and I love all of the tips and tricks that you share Corinne! Thank you!

  104. Corinne to the rescue once more. She does nothing half-assed, and this review is further proof that nobody is more willing to give us the info we want, the education we need, than Corinne (and Fiona). You continue to earn the trust of so many who are looking for authentic, trustworthy souls like yourself. Thanks for being so thorough! I love my Nova, but your insightful review has me putting the FX on my wish list.

  105. Wow this looks impressive, and after learning how ineffective ovens are for decarboxylation I think I’ going for one. Happy 4/20 all!

  106. I’ve used the MB for 2 years and got the Nova for Christmas! Minus the MB sounding like it’s going to take off when it churns, I’ve been very happy with the product. Much better than stirring a pot on the stove every 20 min lol. I’d be super excited to get the FX and only
    Use one machine !! Btw the cloud cakes – LOVE THEM!

  107. I am still using a mason jar in my crock pot 🙁 and decarbing in the oven like the olden days lol! One day I would love to have a new school device to help.

  108. These reviews, articles, recipes have been essential in my journey. Thank you Corrine and Fiona for your diligent and beautiful efforts. I’m starting a small business this year and have been experimenting in my kitchen with ethanol tinctures and oils for a while before I found your website. Mostly hemp with CBD/CBG. Now you two are a staple for me. I was drooling over though FX the first time I read the review a few days ago. I live with family who are supportive of my endeavors but hate the smell which means I can only do carbs and cook when they’re not around. That’s not very often. I would be ecstatic to win the FX seeing as I already use your recipes for butters coconut oil‘s and extra-virgin olive oil‘s. Thank you for all you do! Happy 4/20

  109. Had my Ardent for 3 years now and use it weekly to make edibles and topicals for me and the wife. She has early onset Parkinson’s and the gummies and topicals I make with the Ardent Nova help her more than the all the meds she used to take. Definitely have to look to upgrading to the FX in the near future.

  110. Hey Corinne and crew … I have not tried the Nova or the Levo yet, I have the MB2 and love it, would love to get another machine to help my machine(my kitchen) run a little better, I make a lot of stuff!! I’m currently taking your CCI class with Fiona and the other Tribe members and have gotten SO MUCH out of it and have absolutely enjoyed it!! Thank you for being the pioneer woman that you are Corinne and who knows maybe I’ll will a freebie lmao … happy 420 peeps

  111. Thanks Corinne for the great review! I have a Nova and absolutely love it. The FX looks pretty awesome. I have learned so much through your site, keep up the great work!

  112. The FX looks like a great machine! I picked up your Cannabis Kitchen Bundle last year, then added the Levo I to the set up later in the year so I could make smaller batches. Do you have a guide on times and temperatures for decarbing and infusing? I’ve been using the suggested times and temps on the devices. I do edibles and tinctures as well as micro dosing.

  113. I understand the uses of the FX and really appreciate this review clarifying the differences among the machines. My Nove meets my current needs.

  114. I actually read this review a few days ago and purchased the FX, but I have a question do you need the silicone sleeve for infusion/baking in the unit. Also I have yet to see a baking video so that would be a nice demo to see in my opinion.


  115. I’ve been making medicinal edibles for myself and my friend with severe back injuries. This baby would streamline my process so much! ??

  116. I have been looking at getting the FX. I was hoping it wasn’t too good to be true. Thanks for this awesome review!
    I couldn’t see on their site, does the silicon sleeve come with it?

  117. This is exactly what I need. I’d love to make my own CBD oil but I’m worried that the cost savings of making my own would be negated by the lower rate of cannabinoids infused into oil at home.

  118. Helpful review of the Ardent FX — with different machines available like the Levo, Magic Butter and the Ardent — it is helpful to see the FX machine in action and hear the feedback about how it can be used.

  119. This looks wonderful unfortunately I just purchased the LEVO II so will have to save up for this one! It looks great and I really like that it will do way more!

  120. This new gadget appears to be right up my alley. I’ve been processing via more primitive method. This looks much more efficient.

  121. I currently have the MB2 and have been wanting a Levo 2 or Ardent just because the MB2 only does large batches. The Ardent FX is the answer!

  122. This review content is thorough, admirably transparent about the author’s own preferences, and reliable in its experienced-based assessment. This is on brand with the bog’s mission and by providing authoritative, experience-based information, is of immense practical value to the consumer.

  123. I would LOVE to try this, but my cheap self won’t allow me to splurge when my beloved Mason jar is still in commission…and FREE. Happy 420! ?❤?

  124. Keep sharing the lovely ideas.. we are all in this together…..we all have so much to learn from each other. I’m looking forward to seeing big things happening in our world today because we understand why it’s so important to heal ourselves and make our world a better place. Thank you goddess Corinne for bringing us all together to share the love of cannabis.

  125. I have the nova with the purple sleeve, I like it, but I recently bought the LĒVO 2 and I really like it, very easy to use, I really like it. The ardent fx looks very cool. I’m interested in learning more about it. Thanks for the great info! ?

  126. Thank you for the review! As someone who uses edibles for my fibro and other autoimmune and pain health issues, the FX sounds like it could have a permanent space on my counter

  127. This sounds something more like I’m looking for. I had purchased the magic butter machine but it requires too much material and it makes too much at one time. This looks like I’ll be just enough. I hope I do get one sometime soon

  128. Hey Corinne, I just ordered mine using the WAKEANDBAKE code and I cant wait. I have been using the MB2 and have been wanting to get another machine to help my machine (my kitchen) run a little better lol. I cant wait to get my hands on this bad boy!! Happy 420 … oh and I’m currently taking your CCI class and love every minute of it!!

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      AWESOME! and I’m so glad you’re enjoying your time at CCI. I’m so grateful that this plant brought us together ??

  129. I am very excited to try this. Unfortunately due to the climate of the world I cannot afford to buy it at this moment but as soon s I am back working this is definitely on the top of my to do list

  130. Wow I didn’t realize how much I was losing out on by not decarbing. I really need to get this machine and up my game.

  131. I would LOVE to win this amazing machine! My life would be complete and I could make my medication edibles so much quicker and with no mess or smell for days!

  132. I’d love to have one of these. I use the old decarb in the oven, make oil in a double boiler for 12 hours. Makes great oil, but is very time consuming and needs lots of watching. This could make life so much easier…

  133. Awesome review! I know a friend who could really benefit from having one of these. Also very interested in the lube ? Happy 4/20!

  134. This review is a huge help! A lot of information to take in, but definitely worth the read! I could really use one of these in my apartment since I live in a small studio, and only able to use a toaster oven, and a hot plate to decarb and make my infusions. This would make it soooo much easier for me. I don’t mind having to hand wash everything, so that’s really not an issue. Thanks for the amazing review!

  135. Yay! Great review, very thorough and hits all the points I wanted to know and then some! ? I’m excited to try the FX – who all needs a big sexy purple cannabis concoction maker on their countertop?! ??????

  136. Wake and bake is how i first heard about the nova lift and finally bought it 5 months ago! The new FX sounds amazing! Happy 420! ????????

  137. I have a magic butter. The first time I used it I burnt the butter. Second time a friend helped me and it was better. Normally I just use a crockpot.

  138. You sold me on your Levo II review! So excited to try my new device! Should be here any day now. Meanwhile, I’m starting to think I might just NEED the Ardent FX? Here’s to trying my luck??Definitely going on my wish list! Happy 420?

  139. WOW! I have been waiting for an all in one machine. I make mine in a slow cooker, decarb. in my oven and then bake goodies from there, It would be AWESOME to have a machine that does it all. I would die to own one of these, but cannot afford one. I make edibles for the sick people on our boat access only island. This would be PERFECT for me.

  140. I’m still learning my way around and your reviews are so helpful. I appreciate your dedication to guiding noobs, like myself, and pros, alike, with recipies, science, etc. It shows your commitment to see us succeed. Thank you.

  141. I have been looking at these for a while now. Am currently in a situation where decarbing is not an option due to smell. Would love to give it a try!

  142. Hi Corinne, I’m not sure what capacity the Levo 2 or Ardent FX have, but my diy decarboxylator capcity is massive…metal biscuit tin, inside tin foil lined carboard box, heated by heat gun controlled by adjustable thermostatic supply with probe in tin….I’d way prefer Ardent FX as it’s neat automatic machine, in my favourite colour to match my hair 🙂

  143. This product looks so cool and and can do it all!! It’s on my wishlist.. please! Please! Please! Happy 4:20-4:20 everyone! Think globally, Act locally!! 1 love.???

  144. I have the Lift, and acquired the sleeve a while back. My one attempt at making oil with the sleeve didn’t go very well, but i likely didn’t understand what i was supposed to do, ie operator error! How i would love to have the Ardent FX! I would buy one if it was financially feasible right now…
    Question- the Lift was only available to me as i live in NC- would that still be the case?

  145. I purchased a Nova last year after reading/watching your reviews. It has made the process much easier. This thing sounds even more amazing!

  146. Thank you! I have been doing extensive research on the magical butter machine and the levo. I wonder if this device is the best option for a 1st time user.

  147. Love that it has a separate function for CBD. Have I been burning off good stuff all this time using the nova for CBD ????

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      Nope… one cycle does almost a full decarb of CBD. If you do two cycles in the nova, you’ll get an extra few percentages out of it. Hope that helps!

  148. Would love to try this compact powerhouse! I have been a Magical Butter enthusiast for years, but would love to try one of these little guys, since moving into a small home in Amsterdam.

  149. First, Happy 420 everyone!!!! The Ardent FX sounds amazing! I’m on a fixed income so extra money isn’t a thing in my house! I’ve been saving all my change and the occasional $1 or $5. It’s been almost 6 months but I almost have enough for the MB2. After reading your review of the Ardent FX I may have to pinch a few more pennies and keep saving so I can get the Ardent FX instead! Maybe I’ll get lucky and win the giveaway! Extra blessing there… I could use the money I’ve been saving to really try it out! ?? Good luck everyone!

  150. The FX looks amazing! I have the Lift, only because the Nova wasn’t available to purchase since i live in NC. I wonder if that restriction still applies?
    Thanks for everything you do, it’s enormously appreciated!

  151. I have used the MB Machines (3 so far) since they came out and i love making really good infused oils and ghee. This machine looks like the next logical step and I really want to try one.

  152. The FX looks amazing!!! I’ve only used the oven decarb method but I’ve been itching to try an actual infusion/baking device like this. I’ll have to give this one a shot!

  153. Been reading/watching for 3 years…thanks for the advice…would love to be able to try this machine….my husband is tired of me stinking up the house when I De-carb!


  154. I love my Nova, and learned about it here. So thank you! I use it to make infusions from high CBD flower so having the specific setting to maximize CBD would be wonderful as would the ability to make larger batches. Definitely considering the FX right now! Thanks for this super thorough and helpful review!!!

  155. Thank you so much for all that you do! I adore your work! Myself being in marketing and design, it is my dream to work for someone like you. I am full cannabis supporter and love making some of my most popular recipes using your techniques.

  156. Just got my Nova, Thanks to you, the fx is my next one, I also have a Magical Butter Machine witch I do like, like you said.have to make a lot,that’s where the fx will be a great,

  157. Wow, the Ardent FX seems like a godsend! It would turn my normally too long and experimental process into a clean cut science… I am looking forward to testing this out!

  158. I have the LEVO II but find it to small for the dose I like, I was decarbing 2 loads then cooking it in my crock pot or using the oil twice in the LEVO, this would be a much nicer machine.

  159. This is an exciting new product! Thank You for reviewing it! I started following you a few years ago and love using your cookbooks! I make tinctures and edibles for cancer patients as well as people with anxiety and sleeping issues. I was so Thankful when the original Nova was made and I found out about that through you as well! I would absolutely love to use this new FX!
    Keep up the good work!

  160. Wow the Ardent FX seems like a godsend! Ardent has turned part of my long and very experimental process into an exact science and I can’t wait to test it out!

  161. Thank you Corrine for all you do !! I had surgery to remove a cancerous lobe of lung last year . I always research every product I buy so much my friends always kid about if I actually bought it , it must be good,so thank for doing all the research for me as my time isn’t always plentiful! I have been medicating with cannabis , which has helped me very much with less side effects tan pharmaceuticals. It is difficult to go through all the steps and I always have a mess, but fun also. This product looks to be just what I need!!

  162. This is a great product review! I use the crockpot and oven methods for decarbing but never get the results I’m hoping for. The Ardent FX sounds so quick and easy to use! I definitely have it on my wish list. Thanks for all the great articles Corinne!

  163. My husband has been encouraging me to learn how to make edibles since I enjoy cooking and baking. I have read on the subject and am still trying to wrap my head around the science, but from reading your review the new device makes the process beginner friendly. Thanks for a great review.

  164. I’ve owned the MB2 for a few years now and the Nova about a year, love them both. The FX sounds like the perfect combo though! I’m going to have to gift the old to someone in need so I can upgrade. Thank you

  165. Ello! Happy 420! I love your site and all the info within! Very clear and intentional and much appreciated! I just used my newly purchased nova and mbm to make cbd oil and it was so much easier than the oven and crock pot method.. Would love to do it on a bigger scale and having the option to do it all in one machine sounds great! Thanks a bunch! ???

  166. My wife and I recently discovered you and we are starting to use your ebooks! Pretty amazing information! Thanks so much!

  167. I’m new to the “wake and bake” world. Just starting to research so this was informative and I am super excited to get started!

  168. I’ve been comparing machines for about a year now and nothing has really got me excited until now! This sounds like an amazing time saver compared to my usual oven decarb and then stove top infusion method! Thank you for such an amazing and comprehensive review!

  169. I’ve had a Nova – 2 actually for bigger batches- for a couple of years and it’s so simple to use and I always recommend it to people that are uneasy with the decanting process! But I feel like I’m going to need the fx- if only just for the ease of using it for small and bigger batches and the infusing all in one!

  170. I’ve been debating about whether or not to get the Nova or just stick with the oven method. My edibles are already pretty strong which is why I haven’t decided it’s worth the investment yet. I’d love to test them all out like you did though!

  171. Been doing it old school in the oven since I was just the coolest kid in high school… ? dying to try something new they will be a little more consistent and won’t stink up my entire house but just haven’t been able to spring for it. I’ve had one in my amazon cart for like 2 years just staring me in the face… gimme gimme!

  172. I pretty much love my Nova. I have a Levo II, but its hard to clean and the Nova is just EASY. This past X-mas, I would have loved the FX! I make 2:1 pain balms and had to do it 4x in the Nova to give everyone on my list a nice little 2oz jar. The Nova technology is just first rate and I can see the FX is the same only bigger! I need one!!

    1. Please tell me the min & max capacities of both? I’m trying to figure out whether to do the Nova or the FX.
      Thanks for the info on Levo2. You saved me a big headache. Thanks so much!
      How does one bake cakes in the FX?
      What other or optional tools do I need?

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        The liquid capacity max for the FX is about 3.5 cups and the Nova will fit 1 cup of oil. You’ll have to adjust this depending on how much flower you’re infusing. The only minimum is that you use enough oil or butter to completely cover the plant material.

        As far as other optional tools, a strainer/french press is good for extracting all of the oils. I know ardent is making something specifically for the FX, but it’s not out just yet.

        I’m JUST starting to play with that bake funciton and am going to be talking to Shanel about using it for baking here soon. I will send that out in the newsletter. Stay tuned!

        I hope that helps! xoxo – Corinne

        1. Please tell me what minimum amounts we can process using it.

          Previously, another W&K client has said the Levo2 is a pain to clean out after using.

          So we’ll either purchase the Nova or FX. What’s max discount and code please? Just to make sure we have it.

          Your Dazed and Infused is simply excellent. Confirms so much what I had learned. And I discovered new things as well. Things I can use and pass on to others. Is there any advice to adapting Dazed & Infused to Nova and FX?

          And how does one bake a cake in one?

          Corinne…the Cannabis Courtesan.

  173. Sorry I dont use instagram or I would check it out there as well. I would absolutely love to get an ardent fx! I help alot of cancer patients here in Canada with the edibles, oils, tinctures oh and cant forget the lube! Haha love that stuff!. The FX looks amazing and so simple to use

  174. Love my Nova and my MB2, but wow! to have one device would be so much more efficient. Great review! Will be saving my pennies for an upgrade to the FX.

    PS – thanks for the awesome website. I cannot tell you how many of your recipes I’ve enjoyed and how I much I appreciate all the info you provide. Thank you!

  175. Thank you for all you do!!! Cannot wait to get my hands on this guy. I feel as if it must be huge to bake as well?!?! I am also curious about the minimums so will be on the look out for your answer <3
    Happy 4/20:20 🙂 🙂 🙂

  176. Hi Corinne,
    I love my Nova but it is cracked! I decarbed with it and I thought it was fine but when I infused my oil came out very dark. I’d really love to upgrade to the FX! ?

  177. I love your site! I’ve made your Pain Relieving Cannabis Salve and everyone LOVES it! I own the original Nova. I’d love to see you make your salve in the new Nova FX. Thanks for all you do! You’re awesome!

  178. Karen Smolen Zuchowski

    I have the MB2 and the Nova. I like them but I do have to do the larger batches. I think the FX would be nice to do smaller batches in.

  179. I am new to cooking with weed & I would love to experiment more. This Nova FX would make that so much easier!!

  180. I’ve been wanting to make edibles for years but I’m always nervous about screwing up oil or bitter. This seems like the perfect solution! I need it!