Can you put a bong in the dishwasher?
Can’t you go through the hassle of putting in the elbow grease to properly clean your bong? We feel you. The sticky black mass can be difficult to remove, and you wonder if you can put your bong in the dishwasher and wait for it to come out sparkling.
Most bongs can be put in the dishwasher. but that doesn’t mean you should.
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Glass bongs in the dishwasher
Though putting a glass bong in the dishwasher is safe, a lower quality glass can mean a higher risk of cracking and breaking. Most decent quality glass bongs are made of borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is a special type of glass that does not expand as much when exposed to heat. This glass is ideal for mugs and the like, but also for bongs.
Dishwashers generate a lot of heat and steam, but borosilicate glass bongs should generally be able to withstand this. However, plastic gaskets or other materials that may not be dishwasher safe can be used on your bong.
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Perhaps you should also think about putting your glass bong in the dishwasher, as all the dirt is not good for your dishwasher in the long run. Dishwashers are great for washing dishes, but not so good at removing sticky tar-like substances from your bong. This can leave odors in your dishwasher and clog your dishwasher filters over time.
Instead, just use some rubbing alcohol and some very coarse salt. This method may be a little more labor intensive, but it actually cleans your bong completely (if you can take the trouble to try a few anyway).
Silicone bongs in the dishwasher
Putting a silicone bong in the dishwasher is generally shatterproof, but your bong may contain materials other than silicone.
Also, there are the problems described above that leave an odor and possibly clog your dishwasher’s filters.
Instead of putting your silicone bong in the dishwasher, it is better to wash it with very hot water. Pouring boiling water over silicone is generally safe, but let the water cool down a bit as silicone bongs may not be made entirely of silicone. There is also a risk of splashing, and you don’t want to damage those fingers that twist the joints.
Hot water removes a lot of debris, but to get it completely clean, it’s best to use some rubbing alcohol and some very coarse salt, just like you would with a glass bong.