Home » Ardent FX Review and Coupon Code (plus a CBG oil recipe!)

Ardent FX Review and Coupon Code (plus a CBG oil recipe!)

ardent fx cannabis kitchen

[note: If you just came here for a coupon code and you already know about the FX, click on this link and enter the code WAKEANDBAKE for $30 off]

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 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.

Ardent Flex (Ardent FX) Review and Coupon Code

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.

Ardent Flex (Ardent FX) Review and Coupon Code

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 and Coupon Code

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.

Note: When you buy products through our links, we get a kickback that supports our work here at Wake + Bake and can keep on testing and sharing free cannabis recipes, health tips and more. We don’t put ads on this site, so we offer this as alternative win: win. We get a kickback sharing stuff we love at no cost to you. And we always strive to work with other independent businesses to get you the highest quality stuff and coupon codes to save you even more money. I wouldn’t be here doing this without your support over the years, so thank you.

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

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.

I used my Otto grinder to perfectly grind my herb before loading it in the pod to fit more in. Many readers have found other workarounds like this to get more potency in each cup.

Some run a couple of cycles with each pod. Some put more 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

682 thoughts on “Ardent FX Review and Coupon Code (plus a CBG oil recipe!)”

  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.)

    1. 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.

      thanks!
      CT

  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.

    1. 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,
      CT

  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!

  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…

    1. 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,
      Corinne

  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.
    🙂

  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. Marlena R Irizarry

    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.”

    1. 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,
      Corinne

  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. Madeleine Gallant

    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 !!!!

    1. 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,
      CT

  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!

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

    1. 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,
      CT

  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.

  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. Michelle Childers

    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. 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!

  58. 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?

  59. 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?

    1. 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

  60. 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!

  61. 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!

  62. 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…

  63. Ms Janine M Morgan

    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

  64. 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!

  65. 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.

  66. 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!
    Rica

  67. 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!

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

  69. 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

  70. 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…..it’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…..now 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

  71. JULIA
    April 20, 2020 at 9:55 am
    Comment awaiting approval

    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…..it’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…..now 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. 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!

  73. 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.”

  74. 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!

  75. 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.

    1. 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!

  76. 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!

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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)

  80. 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!

  81. 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!

  82. 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! 🙂

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

  84. 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.

  85. 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!

  86. 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!

  87. 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!

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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. ?

  93. 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!

  94. 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!

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

  96. 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

  97. 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!

  98. 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!

  99. 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..

  100. 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.

  101. 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!

  102. 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.

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

  104. 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!

  105. 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.

  106. 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

  107. 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.

  108. 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

  109. 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!

  110. 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.

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

  112. 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.

    Thanks,
    Heather

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

  114. 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?

  115. 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.

  116. 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.

  117. 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!

  118. Brian Thad Simonds

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

  119. 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!

  120. 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.

  121. 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! ?❤?

  122. 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.

  123. 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! ?

  124. 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

  125. 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

  126. 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!!

  127. 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

  128. 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.

  129. 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!

  130. 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…

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

  132. Jessica Rodrigues

    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!

  133. 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?! ??????

  134. 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! ????????

  135. 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.

  136. 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?

  137. 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.

  138. 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.

  139. 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 🙂

  140. 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?
    Thanks!

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

  142. 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.

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

  144. 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.

  145. 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!

  146. 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!

  147. 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.

  148. 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!

  149. 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!

    Thanks

  150. 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!!!

  151. 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.

  152. 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,

  153. 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!

  154. 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.

  155. 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!

  156. 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!

  157. 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!!

  158. 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!

  159. 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.

  160. 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

  161. 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! ???

  162. 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!

  163. 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!

  164. 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!

  165. 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!

  166. 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!

  167. 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?

      1. 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.

  168. 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

  169. 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!

  170. 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 🙂 🙂 🙂

  171. Stephanie Cosenza

    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! ?

  172. 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!

  173. 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.

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

  175. 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!

  176. I have the original Ardent Nova and I LOVE it. It would be nice to have a machine that could make small batch oils/butters also

  177. Happy 420, I’m still having to do it old school as I’m on assistance, so having do it in my oven to decarb and oil in the double boiler as I only can afford to do small amounts and its a large slow cooker I have and makes no sense to do just a cup of oil in it and I’d be afraid of it scorching on me as it wouldn’t even be an inch deep, and it takes most of the day, as I let the oil go for around 2 hours on the top of the double boiler because my advisor at the Dr’s office that gives me my script told me the longer I cook in the stronger the oil will be and it takes around 45 min to do the decarb using the new instructions they gave me the last time I was there, low and slow 250 for 45 min or as long as it takes to golden up at that temperature, but did find the last time that putting it on crumpled tin foil on the cookie sheet didn’t toast it as nice, but when I do decarb I usually do enough of each type to do the different types of oil I use, CBD, THC and a 1-1, and a high test one the second last time where it was 5 g of THC flower to 1/2 cup of oil for nights I’m having trouble sleeping and lots of pain, and the last time I did it I had 2 double boilers going at the same time one with THC oil and 1 with CBD. I then strain through a jelly bag and a bunch of layers of cheesecloth in my funnel into empty honey bottles that have the lids labeled as to which oil it is

  178. Thank you for this review. I’m so excited to see what will work best for me! The FX does sound great but not sure if it’s too much for a beginner.

  179. This is exactly what I need! I am a medical marijuana patient and make edibles for myself, I have the magical butter maker and I love it but I want something I can make smaller batches with. The Ardent FX sounds perfect.

  180. I love my NOVA!!! I have made eight successful infusions into coconut oil. Then infused with chocolate and sunflower L.

  181. Have been wanting to try making oil for edibles etc., but never had enough flower or knowledge to do it right. A device like the FX would be a great entry point.

  182. I have MBM2, Levo 2, and the Nova. I’ve stopped using the MBM since I got the Levo and Nova. They are a great pair. I’d love the Ardent FX to be able to do all the preparation with one device.

  183. Whew! It took a lot of scrolling to get to the bottom of the comments section! But I made it!
    Happy 420!! I’d love for the 420 fairy to bring me one of these!
    I live in a state with edibles that don’t work for me and I have now become a daily smoker, which I and my lungs are not happy about.
    Having lived in Colorado until recently, I found edibles there to be an almost literal life saver in dealing with a chronic disease. Where I am now, they use xylitol, which does not feel good if you take too many ?. And because they’re mild, I always need too many.
    So, with subpar MMJ and needing to get meds into me as quickly as possibly sometimes, this would be super helpful! Plus, I’m not the sharpest tool in the kitchen. Anything that makes life easier is always appreciated! ??

  184. Thanks wake and bake team for taking the time to review these products for us..
    It always makes things a lot easier when someone shows you how to use a product before we get it home..all the recipes youve share look easy and fun..cant wait too own one soon..

  185. Before finding this Wake and Bake blog, I didn’t know that CBD needs a different decarb process. Edibles are preferred for my health conditions although I really like my Volcano vape. I was considering a Levo but the Ardent sounds perefect. I’d love to try it, thanks for the chance to win.

  186. This review does it for us. We’re new to this. I was planning to do the “thang” using convection microwave and rice cooker or double boiler. Screw those hassles. I agree with her. We’ll use the Nova.
    What gets me is it’s hard to imagine the size in quantity. In appearance it looks like a tall water glass.
    I don’t think we’ll do alcohol infusions. We do use a lot of coconut oil (omega 3 is anti inflammatory) as it tastes good no matter what.
    As for sex lube? We got a bottle of First & Health cold processed grass fed organic ghee 50/50 with likewise processed organic grape seed oil. This is an amazing sex lube in itself.
    We previously used cocoa butter suppositories I had locally made to order using a 2:1 THC:CBD. They had 60mgTHC/30mgCBD. You could cut them into three pieces. Oh holy shit. You didn’t come. You arrived.
    I have all but (perhaps before a storm) eliminated my narcotics for chronic pain. My wife is down 75% thanks to CBD mostly but certain strains of weed.
    This site rocks.
    You go Corinne!!

  187. Ken Van Pelt

    I have a Nova, MB2, and a Levo. They all do there jobs quite well, but I would love to own the new updated devices. So I’m tossing my hat in the ring in hope of winning the new FX.

  188. I bought my Ardent Nova lift Thanksgiving weekend. And due to the holiday, had some issues. However, once it was all straightened out my unit was shipped & received very quickly and I love it. I have turned several of my friends onto it and they have since purchased one. I would love to get an Ardent FX and add it to my baking arsenal.

  189. i love learning about new gadgets on the market, but doubt i will invest in any of them. I currently am a badged agent for state of montana and have a mobile ganja chef business that i did not start. a dispensary started my business 3 yrs ago after trying some of my lunch and snacks i brought to a trim session, then word of mouth got me 6 more dispensaries. i would hate to take a chance on altering my recipes.

  190. I am way new to the Cannabis medicine call. I’m a medicine woman, Yoga Instructor (I teach Kinder through 4th at my local public school), Hypnotic Coach, and use many modalities to help myself & others achieve wellness. My mom has chronic pain, insomnia, and depression and her doctors are reducing her opiate prescriptions. She has had some historical negative reactions to THC so when I read about the way CBD was helping people heal I jumped at the chance to try. I started bring her CBD oil and immediate noticed a difference -her mood improved, she was able to sleep, her immune system seemed to be improving, and her pain was manageable. It was so expensive though. So I did what I do – researched recipes – went into a dispensary bought CBD bud -lol! I had NO IDEA how much an ounce of bud was!!! Ok – so I decarb in my oven and infuse in my crockpot. I add peppermint essential oil to my finished product because my mom doesn’t like the dank flavor and it helps with her IBS.

    I sell the extra I make to my clients and it helps me support myself and my mom.

    I’m so new I literally have not been able to make her CBD oil for 2 months because our dispensaries have only had THC CBD mix bud – and didn’t realise that I could order it online! Ugh! Did that yesterday! I’d love to add the FX to my home apothecary!! I would be able to provide a better more consistent product!!

    Thank you for the review and your medicine!

    Blessings, Light, and Love,
    Lucia

    1. Yay Lucia! Welcome to this wild world of discovery with this dynamic and powerful plant! Also… not sure how much they charge for CBD at your dispensary, or what the quality is like, but a lot of times you can save money buying it online. I love Sacred Smoke’s organic small farmed goodness 🙂

  191. I hit enter too soon or something. Continuation from above….. The FX could also use a beaker or sleeve, (I don’t have a dishwasher, so would like something removable). ANYWAY, awesome review looking forward to new recipes — any chance for some savory stuff? Maybe soup, bread, possibly more than one thing if you used jars? Like shephard’s pie, chicken pot pie, casseroles? Just spit balling here, you’ll come up with wonderful treats for us as always.

  192. I somehow cut my review short. To continue…. The FX would need a larger beaker or sleeve. As for cooking, it looks like it would be good for making cakes/brownies, bread, maybe A cookie. Some savory options would be great, Maybe use jars to make things like chicken pot pie, shephard’s pie, etc….? I know that you will come up with wonderful goodies.

  193. Ok so I am super excited about the FX. I can’t believe it can do all of that and not take about a large amount of space.

  194. I submitted an entry yesterday for the giveaway, but forgot to leave a comment (until now).
    The Ardent FX looks like it would be amazing to have and a joy to use.

  195. Justine M Bassani

    This was really educational. I know there’s a lot of debate about how long to simmer the oil once decarbed. I’ve been microdosing with coconut oil all day at home to keep the anxiety down during this crazy time.

  196. I had just purchased the Ardent Lift when this unit came out…………….damn!
    The Lift is great. No more stinking up the kitchen from decarbing in the oven. I love it.

  197. Corinne, thank you for the review (or was it Fiona’s?). Either way, thank you. And thank you for the coupon. I just ordered mine ? very, very, very excited to begin making “tinctures” with mct oil. — Trina from Akosmopolite

  198. They do ship internationally but beware! I live in a very small, remote location and Ardent uses USPS to ship. I do not have mail service in the town I live in so I had to drive 4 hrs. round trip and $50 worth of gas to go pick it up. The USPS hand off to Mexpost is kinda like peewee football. LOTS of fumbles.

  199. what is the appropriate amount olive oil to use with the infusion of 6oz buds with flex fx? I remember a receipt of 1 cup for 4 oz, but the oil was not even i/2 covering the product. too much oil and reduced potency of cbd oil?

  200. Thanks for great reviews and information! Also, THANK YOU FOR THE COUPON! $30 off is SUPER! just ordered and Im so excited to start making my own topicals and oils. CHEERS!!!

  201. Just ordered the fx. My 80 yo wife uses 50/50 cbd/thc tenture that replaced 60 7.5 vicodin every month. Can you give me a tenture process with the fx.

    1. Hi Bob!

      That’s so great to hear about your wife!
      Yes, here is a great blog on tinctures by Ardent. HERE

      Please let me know if you have any questions!

      Warmly,
      – Victoria (Team Wake + Bake)

  202. Looking for something to make edibles and tinctures. will the oil be like we get from the stores? I have read that tinctures use alcohol, is this an alternative. Please be patient I am very new to this part of cannabis use. Thank you.

    1. Hi Janice!
      If you are looking for a device to decarboxylate and infuse, we recommend the Ardent FX. A true tincture does use alcohol, as this is a great way to extract. We have tincture recipes and oil infusion recipes on the blog and in our ebook, Dazed + Infused.
      If you are new to cannabis you might find our ebook Dazed + Infused to be very helpful!

      Feel free to send an email to [email protected] if you have any more questions 🙂

      – Maddie (Wake and Bake Support)

  203. Sorry to be so delinquent. I just saw that you wanted me to respond. I bought a set of three pyrex beakers on ebay. The big one, 250 ml doesn’t fit the Nova…but the medium size (100 ml,) and the smallest one (50ml) work just fine depending on the amount of oil I’m using. I make small batches of infused MCT or coconut oil…the former for my version of Bulletproof coffee and the latter for baking. I’ve infused butter, and it’s okay, but lengthy heating of butter can make it go rancid (even refrigerated) faster. Infused olive oil is also great to great for garnishing savory dishes (like salads, pasta, soups and casseroles.) As a rule, I don’t dose an entire batch of food, I dose only a portion when I serve…so that the infused oil doesn’t go through any more additional heating.

  204. I would make a properly decarbed CBG/CBD tincture if I win the FX. I enjoy making my own tinctures, topicals and edibles and the FX would be a grand edition to my cannabis kitchen!!

  205. I love the Nova for accurate decarbing and infusing with no odor in the kitchen. I make flower and or trim-infused balms and oils and the FX has a larger capacity and would save time and energy. I would definitely try making some infused bakables like cupcakes in the FX!!! Thanks for all the creative tips and recipes!!!!!

  206. This product is everything i’m looking for in beginning my cannabis restaurant 🥰 I would love to win this, the first dish I’d make with this product is my mom’s favorite dessert from her home country🥺❤️

  207. I have the MB2 and I love it because I can make more than just oil. I recently got put on the candida diet, so my options are limited, but smaller batch infusions would let me experiment with a little more freedom.

  208. Honestly I would have so much trouble deciding what to make first. That cannabanana bread sounds amazing though. I’ve been on a baking kick lately (if you ever want fresh bread, my house is the place to be!) and would love to make cannabis versions. It would take some recipe tweaking and experiments… so winning one would definitely make that way more feasible for me! Or ya know if someone wants to sponsor these experiments… 😘

  209. Id live to win the Ardent and the masterclass. Doing so would help improve the decarb process and the way I can coach others to a healthier lifestyle.

  210. I just received an FX for my 70th birthday. Can’t wait to use it. I’m gonna make either coconut oil or MCT oil infusion.

  211. I can’t wait to get one to see how easy it is to decarb my weed. That will make it soooo easy to make butter and tincture. Oh my god, my mom would be so happy, no more smell during decarbing. What a Wonderful Wonderful Day!!!!

  212. I would make a large batch of cannabis coconut oil! I have a lot of flower from growing my own, and I like to “preserve” my flower this way.

  213. What an awesome opportunity for the 420 community! Thank you Corrine and Ardent for this chance at winning some AMAZING prizes. I have the nova and a few accessories. I would love the FX for bigger batches and to work on making some CBD/CBG capsules. I simply cannot afford to buy capsules at the stores or online. I prefer 1:1 and 10:1 doses. Best of luck to us all!

  214. This looks amazing! I have the smaller original version and its fantastic for making smaller amounts. If I had this newer larger model, I’d make a whole bunch of butter for brownies.

  215. Trust me. Do NOT bother with the Nova. It’s way too small. I didn’t like the craftsmanship nor the fit and finish. The lid won’t lock or stay on. I felt the metal used was cheap, inferior, and showed corrosion.
    It is also tiny. The website, unfortunately, does not offer volume sizes etc.
    I am very grateful Ardent allowed me to exchange it.
    GET THE FX! Size for the money, fit and finish appears professional, it’s just soooo much better.
    It has its own carry case. It’s built like a brick shit house. What you can do with the FX that you cannot do with the Nova…like hitching a ride comparing to driving yourself. I already love the FX.
    You won’t regret it.

  216. I absolutely love my FX!!! I’ve baked it, I’ve infused everything I can possibly think of! It never leaves my counter top! I thought I was so smart in using a coffee press to stain my oil, AND then Ardent came out with a strainer that is the same thing…. Unfortunately it’s always sold out, maybe I can hooked up for 420….. wishful thinking…

  217. I have wanted an infuser for years but with three kids it’s never quite in the budget. But the longer I wait, the better they get!
    So many ideas 💡 but homemade chocolate chip cookies will be the first!
    🍪
    Thank you for being an advocate!
    Warm regards,
    Jules

  218. I’ll be using this product to infuse ghee with Jilly Bean flower. Then I’ll be blending it with chocolate and toffee pieces! Sounds like a perfect way to cure a sweet tooth! Fingers crossed that I win, but if not then I’ll just stick with using my nova and my infuser.

  219. Here we are a year later and I’m really enjoying my FX. I make tincture with MCT oil and I’ve been able to help not only myself but several family members as well.

  220. Josephine Braunreiter

    I would love this so I can use it to make salves for my partner. (He’s clumsy and always getting injured)

  221. This looks like a great product! I’ve got the MB2, and it is great for large batches, but I don’t always want to make a large batch. The Ardent would be wonderful for smaller infusions – and it decarbs too! Does it get any better than that??? Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  222. The FX is a force. and I’m still learning the ways….. love all the capabilities it has and looking to learn as much as I can as I go through the journey, especially now working with CBD strains and the healing possibilities they possess.

  223. I wish I had gotten the ardent instead of the mbm. I’m too adhd for that dang decarb box. I have some nice cbg flower that needs some oil infusion soon.

  224. I bought the Nova as I do bigger batches – CBG, CBD and THC based solutions – both edibles and topicals. This is a simple “easy” for anyone solution with GREAT results. I decarb, make tinctures, oils, butters really taking advantage of the effects of consumables.

  225. I would love to have one of these to make it all so much easier! So many things I want to make, I would probably go with butter first.

  226. Dawn Zahora-Peterson

    It’s been on my list and now with reading your opinion, I am ready! First up? How about some awesome weed lube!!!Yay!!

  227. If I win, the first thing I’m going to make is green dragon/deco for my candies. They taste great and help with my back pain and sleeplessness!

  228. Love the Ardent fx! It’s so easy to use and the infusion sleeve is a game changer! Love making infused MCT oil and using it in place of alcohol based tincture. Amazing!♥️

  229. g2-1d2b4c03d7b972ec21ebdc2692ed7b10

    I really need to win this…senior on fixed income, lifelong migraines and now my 2nd hip is deteriorating. Edibles and topicals from an infusion would be so awesome. Thank you.

  230. I’ve been trying to save up for one of these. Fingers crossed! Lol
    First thing I’d make would be tinctures. I’m currently using your mason-jar-in-a-crockpot technique.
    Then I’d probably try gummies.

  231. Jerry O’Connell

    I’ve been making tincture, oils, and budder with my MBM for a few months now for myself and gifting to friends in need, and have been eying the FX as a tool in the arsenal for ease of use, time efficiency, and wow it’s absolutely beautiful!

    I’m sure I’ll end up buying the Ardent FX eventually, but it would be even better if I could win one before that!

  232. I love that you can bake in this one! The first thing I’d make would be a some VERY potent space cakes. Mmmm!! Mmmm!!!

  233. I need this bad I like that MB2 does what it needs to but the decarbing process is the last thing i need to create effortless projects

  234. After many years of smoking its time to switch to eating my weed, due to low blood oxygen. What a whole new experience this will be. Looking forward to learning more about the entire process. I think making infusions would be a great place to start my new journey. Would love to try the Ardent Nova, someday 😍
    Thanks for all your expertise!

  235. I would love to win this! I currently live in an apartment building that doesn’t allow smoking. When I have to decarb to infuse oil/butter, someone complains of the weed smell and my super always knocks on my door. This would be so great because I have seen there is no smell. I’d make EVERYTHING

  236. Julieanna Sullivan

    If I win, I’m going to make butter and tenture. My husband is a disabled veteran with a jacked up back and PTSD. I want to do whatever I can to help him.

  237. I would make a CBG oil and then make some peanut butter balls with that for myself and my friend who has sever anxiety. I would love to win an Ardent!

  238. I blew out my Ardent! It wasn’t it’s fault. I plugged it accidentally into a 220 outlet with an adapter. So back to jars, for now. I would make CBD oil, probably Olive or Coconut first to make pain cream, as per Corinnes site. I’ve really learned a lot from her, way more than she could imagine. She’s helped me a lot.

  239. For sure tinktures are going to be the number 1 thing to try. Afterwards ill make my super delicious infused and raw twixmix sticks to see the difference from the oven decarboxylated ones. (sooo looking forward to that!)
    after that,…the sky is the limit;P Ideas are plenty

  240. Would love to win this Nova FX to make medicine and edibles for my family and friends dealing with chronic pain and various health issues. This device would make the whole process more efficient in every way! Saving time and money would allow me to keep up with demand! What a great product!
    Sincerely, Megan Runk

  241. I would use the FX to infuse with MCT oil. Used a friends Nova which works excellent and the FX has more functions and will process a larger batch. Have not entered the world of baking or other edibles, however with the information online, seems this is a good area to venture next.

  242. right on the verge of pulling the trigger on the FX. Using the oven to decarb is too imprecise. Tincture is the way to go for me (accuracy). Plus the “OOH SHINEY” effect of a cool new toy.

  243. I would LOVE this – what wouldn’t I make with it lol – Just getting going with infusions and having so much fun. I cant wait to experiment with savory foods and finishing oils and beverages….

  244. Awesome review. I have the Nova and I definitely think it’s time to upgrade. Not having to use more than one edible making gadget would be great!

  245. Does anyone have a recipe for vegan cannabis infused rice krispie treats, I would love to make those if I had the Ardent FX 💚

  246. Elizabeth B Conway

    I cook lots of flower and cringe at the thought of lost cannabinoids. I would love to do better for my clients. I really fell into this business by accident and totally geek out on the benefits and different applications. I’m on a mission to help people discover that cannabis can enhance their lives. It can definitely be a gateway to better health.

  247. I would add the Ardent to my growing tools to make cannabis medicines. I enjoy making oils and tinctures. Just starting to learn how to bake and cook with cannabis.

  248. I’d love to try the FX! I do a lot of work with CBD and the oven/mason jar decarb works well but it would be nice to have an easy process that doesn’t involve turning on the oven. I think the first thing I would make is a new batch of salve.

  249. Awesome tool! Takes all the guess work and mess out of the infusion and decarb process. I’ll be making cbd gummies.

  250. I just ordered a Nova yesterday! I can’t wait for it to get here!! If I got an FX, I would be making larger batches at one time.

  251. Hi Corrine & team! I’ve been using mine non-stop since purchasing a few months ago & I’m a true convert. Provided products to all my friends who also love the medicinal side of MCT infusion. Would love a second one (yeah, I’m going into full time production)
    PS. I don’t charge anyone any coin for this.

    Keep up the really good info!

  252. I use mine to decarb thc/cbd/cbg and then infuse it into coconut oil for some morning medicine – i love my fx, it really is the easy bake oven for flower

  253. I am really hoping to refine my infusion process and make better quality and more accurate medicinal dosage for my family and their chronic health problems. And I am not going to like this weed lube has me intrigued!

  254. First thing I would do is decarb and make a CBG oil. Do a comparo with CBD and THC oils. Whichever one works best for pain gets the job.

  255. First thing I would try would be the decarb on CBD. I had no idea the CBD decarbed at different times then THC. I’m really interested in geeking out to the awesome decarbing power of the FX. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  256. Robert Bruce Anderson

    Don’t worry, about a thing, ’cause every little thing, is gonna be alright… (This would be perfect for my Fibromyalgia pain issues)

  257. I’m really interested in this device. Tired of the hours long process of decarbing, then simmering stiring and cooling overnight to collect butter. This seems much easier

  258. I’m currently on the autoimmune paleo diet so edibles can be fairly limited but I have been dying to try this coconut cake batter bar recipe. I think that’s the first thing I’d make if I won 🤙🏻

  259. I want to create a healthy snack when someone is watching calories one cookie or brownie can mean taking a big hit to ur daily calorie intake but if i could come up with something infused and low calorie low carb i would be good to go

  260. I have both the Nova and the FX love them both. Use them to decarb flower and make infused coconut oil for edibles
    all the time

  261. so many options – I believe my focus would be on Topicals as in my state there is still a-lot of pushback from consumption, where topicals provide significant medical benefit without all the stigma around consumption. Right behind that would be gummies as in my opinion provide a very portable – non-conspicuous alternative to smoking or vaping.

  262. I have a Levo 2 but originally wanted the FX. I didn’t get it because I couldn’t find a Canadian retailer who was stocking it and I was afraid of the CAD to USD version on the US site. (It’s EXPENSIVE, y’all.)

    But if I won this contest, I would gift my Levo 2 to microdosing friends, and make myself some serious business weed coconut oil for cooking. I love edibles and I bet this would help step up my edibles game.

  263. I have had my Ardent FX for a few months and I love it. I am a caregiver for my mother, who is 87 with dementia. I infuse oils and butter to cook her food in, make cbd and THC honey, pain creams, tinctures, gummy bears and more. This machine has changed my life for the better by cutting my INFUSION days by many, MANY hours. Before, I had to pay close attention to what I was doing. Now, I can put decarbed flower in the silicone sleeve and go on about my day. It’s awesome. I have not used the bake feature yet…….but I will. I highly recommend theFX

  264. I would love to have an ardent. Currently purchased a levo 2 and hopng to make my own medicine. Have not tried yet as I don’t want to mess anything up.

  265. If I win the ardent the first thing I want to do is cng infused gummies , to help with pain, anxiety and depression for my daughter

  266. The legalization of cannabis in Canada is still fairly new. I enjoy a healthy plant-based diet and have been disappointed with the lack of healthy vegan edibles available. So, I’d love to make my own cookies or muffins and share them with friends!

  267. Joanne Guillemette

    I would love to make my own edibles ( sugar and gluteen free) and salves. I am on a very restricted diet due to Gastroparesis and hypothyroidism. I would also make extra cream for my osteoarthritis and degenerate disc disease. I will be able to make extra cream and edibles for my love ones that also would benefit. Thanks you for the chance to win, good luck everyone

  268. Ramona . Baptiste

    I’m in the practice of using CBD flower of various strains. So far I’m working on my chronic illness such as diabetes, arthritics and more. I’m old school of decarbing, and more. working up to the modern age of cbd infusion machines

  269. I would love an FX, but it’s just not in my retiree budget! I have the affordable Magic Butter & not only does it take a lot of trial & error on my flat top electric stove, but I have to run my oil through at least 3 times to get a good batch of oil.

  270. Oh, the things I would make if I were to win the FX. Cannabis will be legal in VA July 1 and I’m so over the moon! I would make tinctures and salves for chronic pain, and I would infuse oils for making edibles. I’m dying to make your 3 ingredient healthy marshmallows. I follow a gluten-free, dairy-free, low FODMAP diet for GI issues so purchasing pre-made edibles won’t work for me in many situations, not to mention the cost savings and ability to choose the strains. I would be so grateful to win the FX. I have been eyeing Ardent’s products for several years but haven’t been able to financially justify it.

    Thanks for such a detailed review of the FX and for all of the information and education you provide on the benefits of cannabis!!!

  271. I didn’t take the time to read through all of the reviews, so if this is redundant, please forgive me. However, I wanted to put my two cents in.

    I’m a five and a half year survivor of stage-2 Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC Papillary). When I was first diagnosed I did not hesitate to commit to surgery right away, despite my Oncological Surgeon telling me that I had time; not to rush into a decision. My integrative primary care physician & I agreed that I should have it surgically removed right away as no chemo or radiation post-operation was recommended to me and that seemed like the best route to take at that time, which I did. If I had it to do over again, I probably would not have the surgery so quickly, because it was very painful for about 6 months and the anesthesia I can still feel to this day has, I believed, changed my life forever. Anyone who has undergone deep anesthesia knows what I’m talking about. I would try to do all of the things that I have done since learning about my prognosis, which has included, alkalizing the body through nutrition, High Vitamin C and other micronutrients IV weekly infusions, bioelectric therapy, Far-Infrared Sauna Therapy, cutting out all glucose in all forms, healing the gut, drinking Hydrogen-infused water, taking frankincense, turmeric essential oils and last but not least making cannabis a part of my everyday regimen, before undergoing surgery again, to see if I could heal it on my own before committing to another painful surgery and the delirious feeling anesthesia leaves you with.

    My journey with RCC has led me to do a lot of research, which is limited at best, to what the proper dosage of cannabis I should be taking. What I have temporarily concluded through all that I’ve read is I must incorporate CBD, CBG & THC into my daily regimen for the entourage effect. My goal has been to take 100 mgs/day, which is not easy. It is impossible for me to vape up to a total 100 mgs/day without becoming a zombie. However the ticket is to get about 80-90 mgs/day of a CBG/CBD combo and the rest with THC, usually taken in the form of a distillate at bedtime. There are no dispensaries here in the State of Florida which I could buy on the shelf with the combination I have determined is right for me. The one dispensary which I could get a 1:1 (CBD:THC) ratio of gels would cost $30/day in order to obtain 100 mgs/day. 100 mgs of 50/50/day of CBD/THC would make me a zombie, so even if it were available it would be prohibitively expensive. And there are no dispensaries in Florida which have a CBG product available. So this brings me to how and why I love using my NOVA.

    Using my NOVA and buying my CBD & CBG flower from Sacred Smokes (which Corrine turned me on to and gives an everyday discount of 20% and sometimes 40%) I can make a two-month supply of organically grown flower/EVOO of CBD/CBG/THC tincture for less than $100. With the tools given between the research from Nova (percentage of finished product/type of oil used) + using the Wake & Bake calculator, I can confidently make my own custom product in a minimal amount of time/cost. I’m not shy to tell everyone who is receptive that I can make them a custom batch according to what results they are wanting to achieve. Recently I made a batch of 1:1:1 (CBD:CBG:THC) for a woman recently diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. The THC was the most expensive item in this mixture. This would not be possible through conventional methods, because as stated previously, CBG is not commercially available here in the State of Florida yet, to which I am aware of. And as I stated above, I can use a minimal amount of THC (10-20 mgs/day) and still achieve my goal of 100 mgs/day, without being a zombie.

    I hope this helps anyone who would benefit from this and I thank Corrine for making this blog available so that others can benefit. Hope it benefits you!

  272. my fingers are crossed for the CCI full ride, but even if I don’t win I’d like to make something savory. Salmon and biscuits with cannabutter and other herbs. Yum

  273. I got mine not long ago but have used it multiple times so far and absolutely love the ease of it! Not really odorless but it’s far less than the oven method. Overall very happy!

  274. The ardent is amazing! I love it and I still haven’t tapped in to everything that it can do. I’d love an ardent that I can use specifically for my botanical preparations. I need to keep all botanicals separate from hemp and canna items, so would use the ardent for a separate no fuss device for infusing botanical oils and such! Love wake + bake and all of the great content too. I cant wait to geek out more and unleash my mini mad scientist. The possibilities are really endless!

  275. First Time Reviewer. I haven’t been able to try this product yet. Loved the review and thank you for adding the comparisons in with the other brand. I can wait to try this product.

  276. I would make some MCT oil tinctures and then customize some canna caps for my insomnia. Sleep is so important to your brain and your organs and your mood! I would love to help my friends and family to feel better and have more energy.

  277. I’m excited at the thought of decant and infusion with a single tool. I know I’ve been losing potency with my DIY decarb method. I can’t wait to make tincture and butter and experiment with all the fun things to make, eat and drink!!

  278. Reading through this and I am dying to have one. To make the infusions I have now takes, 2 days, a coffee press with having to make sure there is enough water during the infusion process, and the house smelling etc..,….,. Ardent looks like a great addition to the kitchen.

  279. The first thing I would NOT make is a MESS! Then I’d make tinctures. All the way. I’ve converted so many friends to the magic of micro-dosing and sugar-free ways to medicate.

  280. I will make large batches of CBD oil for horses at rescue organizations to help them become more adoptable as they overcome their trauma. I also love helping dogs and cats, (and humans too!) with CBD to reduce separation anxiety, fear of fireworks (huge with 7/4 approaching!), travel, etc. It’s been so rewarding to hear from pet parents how much they appreciate this plant medicine and the positive changes in their pets!

  281. I would love to have an easier way to make oil. I have family that is using it and it is helping them, but I have such a long process with the tools I have now. Would like to have a better way.

  282. I have been lusting over the ardent for years! I have been using the MB2 and enjoy the product it makes, though would love a cleaner decor system. and it comes in purple?! want!
    I will definitely be using it for gummies, as well as my salves. and butter too!

  283. I would love to win the Ardent RX. I’m making oatmeal cranberry white chocolate chip cookies the old way, decarbing in the oven, infusing in the crock pot! I would love having this Ardent RX machine!

  284. I have a Nova but have been wanting to upgrade to the FX for awhile. First thing I’d make in the FX would be gummies; doing it on the stovetop is a bit messy and it’s hard to regulate temperature for the gelatin.

  285. I currently have the MB2. Although I do love it!! You just can’t have enough kitchen devices! I would love to teach people the benefits of cannabis medicine. It has helped me so much. I want to educate so people are not afraid of it, they understand the benefits and we release the stigma that was placed about how MMJ is the gateway drug. Education is key. If I would win the contest I would love to share my knowledge to guide someone through their journey.

  286. I have been using MB2 and love it but it doesn’t decarb. I purchased the Ardent Flex and it’s awesome, However the operation guide could use to be better. MB2 had basic guide recipe and recipe book along with it, that made first time using way easy.

  287. g2-1d2b4c03d7b972ec21ebdc2692ed7b10

    Really need to win this, spouse and I are both disabled seniors on limited income with medical issues and pain

  288. I would love to host an infusion dinner party! Massage oils, topical salves, sublingual tinctures. I fear I may never stop, lol.

  289. This is amazing! I’ve already become the go-to person in my family for all things cannabis but especially edibles and pain relieving whipped body butter. This would make creating these things so much better! Feeling like a mad scientist has been super fun but getting this and transforming into a fancy mad scientist would be next level lol

  290. I love my Ardent Nova, which I purchased before the FX came out. With the FX, I would be able to fine tune my CBD medicine.

  291. I would LOVE one of these. We spend so much money on edibles for pain. And the worst part is I’m an amazing baker! If I had one of these, I would infuse my famous cinnamon raisin bread, pies, short crust pastry- anything that calls for butter or oil, which is pretty much every baked good. I would also make my own chocolate. Mmmmmm! I may have to invest!!! 😂

  292. I love my Ardent FX, and my Nova prior to that. I make a lot of edibles and the Ardent makes decarbing effortless. It is a set it an forget it device, and I love not being a salve to my oven and having a constant eye on my clock. Over several years I have not had a batch come out burned or undercooked in either machine. I’ve infused oils in it a few times with good success as well.

  293. Great read on the FX. I have three MB butter makers now. One for creams and one for edibles. The FX look interesting as it does have the decarb option. Never really have decarbed, But most of what i pull out of the MB seems potent. But would like it more potent if possible. Can the FX also do alcohol ? Really enjoying my tintures lately.

  294. I have an Ardent FX that me and our family shares and I would love to win this for a cousin who makes strictly edibles, but not quite the finances to buy one.

  295. I’ve been making cbd tinctures for dogs and I would love to create a larger line of products for animals in general. In particular it can help with anxieties and healing from injuries. I’m so excited for the growing possibilities for humans and animals!

  296. Anne Elisabeth Weech

    Thanks for mentioning CBG oil. I’m so happy the knowledge of alternative cannabinoids is getting out! My first infusion with the Ardent would be with CBG hemp, CBC distillate, limonene, caryophellene and eugenol. I’d like to try it with hemp seed oil.

  297. I use the ardent for consistent decarb of all my product. It allows me to have consistent results which allow for consistent dosing. Getting ready to scale up and pick up 10 or so of these bad boys!

  298. If I won the Ardent FX, the first thing I would make is a pain relief tincture using CBG flower. I really appreciate all the details in your product reviews. It makes it so much easier to make smart product choices!

  299. Being a member of Wake and Bake for several years I have made THC infused items but this infuser would be the best thing I could have imagined. I think I would make something original and then post it to Wake and Bake so others could use the recipe. I love experimenting with cannabis it’s so easy to cook with. I’m so excited about this 420 Giveaway. I just hope and pray I’ll win. I’ve never won anything before and I thought why not?

  300. MCT tincture! This is what I did make when I got the FX. Very good. Powerful, even with shake as the infusion medium. Decarbed on A2 to activate more CBD and added a drop of essential oil for flavor. Lavender, sweet orange and peppermint! Making butter for a friend today!

  301. I cannot even imagine having an all in one machine!! I still do everything “old school” (decarb in the oven, oil infuse in the crock pot, strain and jar). Hence, I always make a large batch because it is a PITA. It would be amazing to make a small batch at a time..

  302. I’ve been playing around with my standard nove and butter machine making cbd, cbg and thc oils. Combining in different variations! So I would continue with that! I think its great that the fx has the option for the different canabiniods! So great that we have more and more options! Love and appreciation what you do! Ty! 🪴🤗

  303. Greetings, blessings & light to all who is involved in this amazing giving away! You guys have no idea what a huge impact these competitions have on people who are less fortunate, may you all be rewarded accordingly🙌 I would honestly love to make the cannabis oil for my mates mother who is fighting cancer & has discovered that the canna oil helps alleviate the symptoms & causes. I have never owned anything like this before so I would like to study & learn what else it can be used for so that I can have the opportunity to help more people in my community
    Give Thanks for your good work & amazing products & may it only elevate your business & income 🥳

  304. Brenda Marie White

    Good Day All, My first thing I’m going to make is a full body massage oil to help support daughter’s pain management. I’m excited to see the FX. I currently have the MB2; one I purchased and the other as a prize. I have yet to use it because of its size. I don’t have that much flower, yet I might add. But when I do, The FX can dicarboxylate and infused and that’s a game changer. From the video, Its appears to be much quieter than the MB2. The packaging and the royal purple is attractive.

  305. Thank you for introducing this interesting new product. As I learn he importance of decarboxylating it would make it easier and saving money!!

  306. If your are actually growing for yourself or know some one ask for the leaves. I save all my bud for other things like Rosin. But the leaves have a significant amount of the compound found in the flower.

  307. I recently moved to FL (weed is not so abundant) from IL-where I worked at a dispensary and had much access to awesome flower and edibles. Living here, I will need one of these so I can continue to medicate in the manner of which I have become accustomed! 🙂 What I mean is, the dispensaries here…do. not. have. edibles…

  308. Can’t wait to try this thing now! Explanations about coconut oil and molecular bonding and carboxylation have intelligent scientific staffing and approach. I’ve been doing the stuff the hard way for 20 years and I can’t wait to try this product thank you for the article!

  309. The thing I love about the fx versus the mb2 is that it does not pulverize the plant matter which leaves a cleaner product for oral consumption.

    On the flip side, I have used the mb2 and then save the remaining sludge to use to make soaps and salves

  310. I am saving up to get an Ardent. I’ve been decarbing in the oven and making canna butter in my crock pot, it’d be great to have a precise, guaranteed gadget to make infused cookies, brownies, burritos, lasagna, and spaghetti sauce!

    1. Hi Brenda!

      The Ardent is amazing at concealing odor! There might be a slight smell if you’re standing right next to it, but it’s nowhere near as strong as the traditional methods.

      Victoria (Team Wake + Bake)

  311. I’ve always wanted to get one of these. I’ve heard it puts my levo 2 to shame. Any truth to this? Really want to try these out for gummies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *