Can You Put Your Bong in the Dishwasher?
Cleaning your bong can be tricky business. If you’ve ever tried to get all of the tough resin out of your glass piece, then you know that it can be time-consuming and tedious. But is there an easier way? Many people have wondered — could you just throw your bong in the dishwasher? Let’s take a look at what we know about cleaning bongs with dishwashers.
Is A Bong Dishwasher Safe?
The first thing to consider when it comes to putting your bong in the dishwasher is what type you have. Not all bongs are created equal, and some are not meant to go in the dishwasher. In general, plastic or silicone pieces are safe for the dishwasher, while some glass pieces should not be put in. This is because glass can crack if it gets too hot, which often happens in a dishwasher. It’s best to steer on the side of caution when it comes to this material because if it breaks, they will be much harder (and more expensive) to replace than plastic or silicone models.
Dishwasher vs Cleaning By Hand
If your bong is made from glass, then it won’t be able to go into the dishwasher safely. However, it's highly recommended to regularly clean it by hand so that it lasts as long as possible. The best way to do this is by using a bong cleaner or rubbing alcohol/salt mixture. Start by pouring the cleaning solution into your bong. Swish around your piece for a minute or so before draining out most of the solution and using a bottle brush/ pipe cleaner/ scrub buddy/ etc., to scrub away any remaining residue. Rinse thoroughly with hot water after cleaning and let dry completely before use.
Should A Bong Go In A Dishwasher?
At the end of the day, while putting your bong in the dishwasher may seem like an easy solution for keeping things clean, it isn’t always safe depending on what type of material it is made from. Also, cleaning your bong no matter the material, in a dishwasher is not effective and won't clean it well from inside. A glass bong should not be placed in a dishwasher for several reasons. First and foremost, the high heat and harsh detergents used in a dishwasher can damage the glass, causing it to crack or break. Additionally, the delicate percolators and intricate designs in a bong make it difficult to clean properly in a dishwasher, potentially leaving behind resin and mold.
So, Can You Put Your Bong in The Dishwasher?
You totally can, but glass pipes shouldn't go into a dishwasher since they can crack due to extreme temperatures—so stick with cleaning it by hand instead! On the other hand, plastic, acrylic, or silicone pieces should be safe for cleaning in a dishwasher. But if you want the absolute best solution, then washing it by hand is the way to go! Whatever route you decide to take when cleaning your piece, make sure that you do so regularly for optimal performance!