How to Clean Your Bong Bowl: Three Easy and Effective Methods | Weeday

Keep your bong bowl clean for the ultimate smoking experience.

As a brand dedicated to upgrading the smoking lifestyle, we know that maintaining your smoking gear is crucial for a satisfying experience. A clean bong bowl not only ensures a smooth and flavorful hit but also extends the life of your device. In this guide, we'll explore three easy and effective methods to clean your bong bowl, and explain why our finely crafted modular smoking devices are perfect for this task.

What is the Point of the Bowl on a Bong?

Hand holding Weeday detachable glass bong with a bowl highlighted in yellow, filled with weed, against blue sky.

Before diving into the cleaning methods, let's first understand the importance of the bong bowl. The bowl piece for a bong is where you place your flower. It's a important bong part that holds your herb, allowing it to burn and produce the smoke you inhale. Without a clean bong bowl, residue buildup can affect the flavor and quality of your smoke. Additionally, a dirty bong can cause serious health issues. Therefore, keeping this part of your bong in top condition is very important.

Cleaning Method 1: The Classic Alcohol and Salt Soak

Soaking the bong glass stem and bowl with ISO alcohol in a ziplock bag in the bathroom.

One of the most popular and effective methods to clean a bong bowl is by using alcohol and salt. This method is ideal for removing stubborn resin and grime trapped inside the bowl piece.

Step-by-step guide of the alcohol and salt method

  1. Gather Supplies: You'll need isopropyl alcohol (preferably 91% or higher), coarse salt, a resealable plastic bag, and a brush or q-tips.
  2. Soak the Bowl: Place your bong bowl in the resealable bag and add enough isopropyl alcohol to cover it completely. Add a generous amount of coarse salt.
  3. Shake and Soak: Seal the bag and shake it vigorously to allow the salt to scrub the surface of the bowl. Let it soak for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Brush and Rinse: After soaking, use a narrow brush or q-tips to remove any remaining residue. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Method 2: Dishwasher Safe Cleaning

One of the standout features of our modular smoking devices is that our bong bowls are dishwasher safe. This method is not only convenient but also highly effective.

Step-by-step guide of the dishwasher method

  1. Prepare the Bowl: Rinse your bong bowl under warm water to remove any loose debris. Use q-tips to unclog if necessary.
  2. Place in Dishwasher: Secure the bong bowl in the dishwasher utensil holder or a safe spot where it won't move around.
  3. Run a Cycle: Use your dishwasher normal cycle with regular dish soap.
  4. Inspect and Rinse: After the cycle, check the bowl for any remaining residue and rinse with water if necessary.

Try Weeday’s popular 10mm glass bong bowls that are designed to withstand the dishwasher's heat and pressure, ensuring a thorough clean every time.

Method 3: Boiling Water Method

Another simple way to clean your bong bowl is by using boiling water. This method is effective for loosening and removing built-up resin. Here's how you do it:

Step-by-step guide of the boiling method

  1. Boil Water: Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Submerge the Bowl: Carefully place your bong bowl in the boiling water using tongs.
  3. Boil and Soak: Let it boil for about 10-15 minutes. The heat will help loosen the resin.
  4. Brush and Rinse: Remove the bowl from the water and use a brush to clean off any remaining residue. Rinse with warm water.

Please note that, while it's technically possible to boil a bong bowl for cleaning purpose, it's not for everyone. Boiling can lead to sudden temperature changes, risking cracks or breakage in glass bowls, particularly those not crafted from durable borosilicate glass. Also, handling hot glass can be dangerous, posing a risk of burns or injuries upon removal from the boiling water.

Best Practices for Maintaining Your Bong Bowl

To keep your bong bowl in the best condition, consider these maintenance tips:

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean your bong bowl regularly to prevent heavy resin buildup.
  • Use Quality Materials: Choose bong bowls made from premium, durable materials such as borosilicate glass.
  • Inspect for Damage: Regularly check for cracks or chips and consider a bong bowl replacement if needed.

Discover the Benefits of Weeday’s Bong Bowls

Our bong bowls are designed to enhance your smoking experience with these outstanding features:

Handcrafted Durable Borosilicate Glass

Enhanced borosilicate glass provides better protection than conventional glass bong bowls, ensuring long-lasting durability.

Anti-Resin Buildup

The unique design prevents resin buildup, making these glass bowls exceptionally easy to clean.

Dishwasher Safe

Enjoy easy cleaning with the convenience of dishwasher compatibility.

Heat-Resistant for Comfort Grip

Enjoy your sessions worry-free of finger burns, thanks to our thick glass construction.

Universal Fit for Weeday Bongs

Our bong bowls are compatible with both The Bong and The Bong Mini, offering creative mix-and-match possibilities.


Cleaning your bong bowl is an essential part of maintaining a high-quality smoking experience. Whether you choose the classic alcohol and salt soak, the boiling water method, or the convenience of a dishwasher, keeping your bowl piece for bong clean will enhance your sessions and extend the life of your device.

By incorporating these methods into your routine, you can enjoy a cleaner, more enjoyable smoking experience. And remember, our modular smoking devices are designed with ease of maintenance in mind, making it simple to keep your gear in its top condition.

With these tips, you're well on your way to a cleaner, more satisfying smoking experience. Happy cleaning!

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