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  • How to Clean a Bong in 5 Easy Steps

    October 16, 2022 4 min read

    How to Clean a Bong in 5 Easy Steps

    How to Clean a Bong in 5 Easy Steps

    So you've been using your bong religiously, but now it's starting to look a little... Cloudy. Don't worry, this is normal! Bongs can get dirty pretty quickly, but luckily they're also super easy to clean. With just a few common household items, you can have your bong looking good as new in no time. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it.


    Step One: disassemble your bong

    The first thing you're going to want to do is take your bong apart. This usually just involves unscrewing the bowl (the part where you put the weed) from the stem (the long tube that goes from the bowl to the base of the bong). If your bong has a percolator (that little mesh screen at the bottom of the stem), you'll want to take that out too. Set all of the pieces aside for now - we'll come back to them later.

    man smoking bong on couch


    Step Two: Fill up your sink with hot water and dish soap

    Now it's time to start cleaning! Fill up your sink with hot water and add a generous squirt of dish soap. You might need to let the water run for a minute or two to get it nice and hot.

    Sink with hot water and soap

    Step Three: soak all of the pieces of your bong in the soapy water

    Once the water is nice and hot, add all of the pieces of your bong into the sink and let them soak for 15-20 minutes. This will help loosen up any tough residue that's built up on the inside of your bong.


    Step Four: scrub all of the pieces with a bottle brush or old toothbrush

    After letting everything soak, it should be much easier to scrub off any remaining residue. Use an old toothbrush, pipe cleaner, cotton swab, bottle brush, or a large straw brush to scrub the sides of each piece. If you're having trouble reaching some spots, you can try using q-tips too. Just make sure you're getting in there and giving everything a good scrub!

    three different toothbrushes


    Step Five: rinse everything off with hot water and put it back together

    Once you've scrubbed everything clean, rinse each piece off with hot water until the water runs clear. Then, dry everything off and put your bong back together. And that's it - you're done! Time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your clean bong.


    Optional Step: Buy a professional Bong Cleaning Kit / Bong Cleaner

    If you want to make things even easier (and ensure that your bong is squeaky clean), you can always buy a professional bong cleaning kit. These usually come with everything you need, including a bottle of bong cleaning solutions, a set of pipe cleaners, and a little scrubbing brush. Just follow the instructions on the kit and your bong will be good as new in no time!

    Click here if you wish to buy a Bong Cleaning kit.

    professional bong cleaning kit


    How often should you clean your bong?

    It really depends on how often you use your bong. If you are using it daily, then you should clean it once a week. If you are using it less frequently, then you can probably get away with cleaning it every other week or even once a month.



    A clean bong is a happy bong, so it's important to give yours a good cleaning every once in a while. With just a few household items, you can have your bong looking good as new in no time! Just follow these five easy steps and you'll be enjoying hits out of your clean bong in no time.




    Does this also work with a glass bong?

    Yes, you can also follow these steps if you have glass bongs. Cleaning glass bongs actually tends to be a bit easier than plastic bongs.


    Do I need some sort of a special cleaning solution to clean my dirty bong?

    No, except for water and soap you do not need any other bong-cleaning solution when cleaning your bong. If you want to make it even easier, use boiling water when cleaning your bong.


    What do I do with the dirty bong water?

    You can just let the dirty water down the sink after cleaning your bong.


    Can I use baking soda to clean my silicone bong?

    Yes, baking soda is a great natural cleaning solution. Just make sure to rinse it off well afterward in the best case with filtered water.


    My bong is starting to smell bad, what can I do?

    If your bong is starting to smell bad, it might be time for a deep cleaning. First try boiling water and then vinegar or lemon juice. If that does not work, you may need to soak your bong in rubbing alcohol.


    Can I use alcohol to clean my plastic bong?

    Yes, alcohol or rubbing alcohol is a great way to disinfect your bong. Just make sure to rinse it off well afterward. All in all, we would recommend you to preferably use bong cleaning solutions for your cleaning process though.

    Can I use isopropyl alcohol to clean a bong?

    Yes, isopropyl alcohol will work to clean your bong but not necessary. Just make sure to rinse it off well afterward.


    Is it necessary to clean my bong with alcohol?

    No, it is not necessary to clean your bong with alcohol but it is a great way to disinfect your bong. Just make sure to rinse it off well afterward.


    Can I use bong cleaners for acrylic bong?

    Yes, you can use bong cleaners for acrylic bong, but just like with silicone bongs, please make sure to rinse it properly after cleaning your bong.

    What can I use to clean my bong other than alcohol?

    There are a few other options you can use to clean your bong such as vinegar, lemon juice, or even salt.


    Will boiling hot water clean a bong?

    Boiling water is a great way to clean your bong, but make sure that you let it cool down before using it on a plastic bong. You don't want to end up melting your bong!


    Can I put my bong in the dishwasher?

    No, you should not put your bong in the dishwasher. The high temperatures and harsh chemicals can damage your bong. Plus, you don't want dirty dishwater getting all over your bong!

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