Okay, so you’re looking at your silicone bong and thinking: how will I clean this one without destroying the living daylights out of it? It’s natural for us to scratch our heads when faced with such a dilemma because we’re used to cleaning glass bongs. One of the major selling points of a silicone bong is that it’s relatively easy to maintain and clean. Here’s how to clean a silicone bong easily, so you don’t have to bear with a stinky, dirty bong on your next sesh.
One of the best things that you’ll love about silicone bongs is their durability and flexibility. You can squeeze and poke them with almost any kind of brush you can think of, and you don’t have to worry about getting a chip or two off of the bong. When cleaning a silicone bong with this method, you will need:
The best time to clean a bong using this method is almost immediately after use. The resin is still soft, and you only have to deal with a thin buildup. To start cleaning your silicone bong, here’s what you have to do:
This method is perfect for those who are too tired at the end of a good session to clean their bong. The procedure is pretty simple.
Some say are not getting any success with this kind of method. It’s probably either there’s not enough water inside the bong to create a good icy film. Or perhaps, the freezer was not cold enough to freeze the water quickly before it settles either on the sides or the bottom of the silicone bong.
If all else fails, and you have a tight schedule ahead, you can clean your silicone bong inside a dishwasher. To do this:
An important tip you have to consider: do this with caution. Both dishwasher and silicone manufacturers do not recommend this at all even if there are a number of smokers who actually do this. For one, the resin inside the bong will harm the walls and tubes of your dishwasher. Depending on how dirty your bong is, the residue is going to spread and stick inside the walls and pipes of your dishwasher. It’s like a plague of resin got the best of your dishwasher. Your plates are also going to end up smelling like resin as well. As for your bong, the heat of the water, as well as the rough cycling, can cause the silicone to warp or even fade too fast.
Iso and salt can do wonders to a glass bong. For a silicone bong, even it’s a medical-grade one, not so much. It can, and will clean your silicone bong, but it will also damage the coating as well as the material. The strong alcohol will eventually cause the silicone bong to fade and cause the coating to peel. If you want to use this method, you’ll need:
Here’s what you need to do to clean your bong with iso and salt:
Cleaning a silicone bong is not at all that complicated. Because of its durable and rugged design, you don’t have to treat it like a baby just to clean it. It does need regular cleaning compared to glass bongs, but the maintenance is well worth it. You’ll have a bong that will last you for ages, giving you hours and hours of smoking pleasure.
If you want a silicone bong that is easier to clean, get one that has detachable parts. One silicone bong we can recommend is the EYCE Silicone Bong that has a removable base that also acts as a storage compartment for your herbs. Another one is the Ooze Sax High-Grade Silicone Bong with a Quartz Bowl. You can take out the mouthpiece from the body, making it easier for you to check both water level and cleanliness. Big Daddy Smoke has you covered if you’re looking for Silicone Bongs for Sale.
We hope that this will give you the confidence to clean a silicone bong. If you have questions about silicone bong cleaning, please do share them with us in the comment section. Let’s help each other out on maintaining this lovely piece of smoking equipment.