If you enjoy smoking herb or tobacco from a silicone bong, you might be wondering how to keep it clean and fresh. Silicone bongs are popular because they are durable, flexible, affordable and come in many colors and designs. However, like any other smoking device, they can get dirty and clogged with resin and ash over time. This can affect the flavor, airflow and appearance of your bong, making it less enjoyable to use.
Fortunately, cleaning a silicone bong is not difficult and does not require any special tools or products. In fact, you can use some common household items to make your bong look and smell like new. In this blog post, we will show you how to clean a silicone bong in three simple steps using warm water, dish soap and vinegar. Follow these steps once a week or as needed to maintain your silicone bong in optimal condition.
Step 1: Remove the Bowl and Downstem
The first step is to remove the bowl and downstem from the bong. These are the parts that hold the herb or tobacco and connect to the water chamber. They are usually made of glass or metal and can be easily detached from the silicone body of the bong. Put them aside on a safe place, preferably on top of a thick towel or cloth to prevent them from rolling over or breaking.
Step 2: Fill the Bong with Warm Water, Dish Soap and Vinegar
The next step is to fill the bong with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap and a few teaspoons of vinegar. You can use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar for this purpose. The dish soap will help dissolve the grease and dirt from the silicone surface, while the vinegar will act as a natural disinfectant and deodorizer. Swirl the water around to mix it well and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Step 3: Empty, Rinse and Dry the Bong
The final step is to empty the bong and rinse it out with clean water. Make sure to remove all the soap and vinegar residue from the inside and outside of the bong. You can also use a soft brush or a pipe cleaner to scrub away any stubborn resin or ash that might be stuck on the silicone walls. After rinsing, dry the bong thoroughly with a towel or let it air dry.
Bonus Step: Clean the Bowl and Downstem
If you want to go the extra mile, you can also clean the bowl and downstem using a similar method. Fill a small container with warm water, dish soap and vinegar and soak the bowl and downstem for about 10 minutes. Then, use a brush or a pipe cleaner to remove any resin or ash from the holes and crevices. Rinse and dry them well before reattaching them to the bong.
Cleaning a silicone bong is easy and only takes a few minutes. By following these three simple steps, you can keep your bong clean and fresh for longer. This will improve your smoking experience by enhancing the flavor, airflow and appearance of your bong. Remember to clean your bong regularly, at least once a week or as needed, depending on how often you use it.
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