Can i put my bong in the dishwasher
The more you smoke, the more your bong and dab rig are likely to get dirty. For those that smoke the freshest flower, it’s only a matter of time before resin and other sticky residue start building up inside of your glass. Even for those that only dab, you can bet that some of your wax, budder and other concentrates are making their way into the chamber of your rig.
While a dirty bong or dab rig won’t kill you, true cannabis aficionados will tell you that a lot of residue buildup will result in a less enjoyable taste when ripping your favorite strain. If you find yourself coughing a lot after each rip or noticing that the flavor isn’t what you expect, it might be time to clean your glass.
There are plenty of hacks out there for cleaning your glass bong or dab rig. One option that you might’ve come across during your time smoking is the concept that it’s okay to put a dirty bong or rig into a dishwasher. After all, that pressurized water and dishwasher soap is great for cleaning the toughest grime off your leftover plate, so it only makes sense that it would be the same for your smoking pieces, too. Right?
Not so fast. Before you load up all of your dirty pipes and bongs into the dishwasher, you may want to consider the big picture as to what is going to happen once you hit ‘Start’ on your machine. To help you avoid disappointment, as well as a whole lot of mess, here are some things to keep in mind when asking, “Can I wash my bong or dab rig in the dishwasher?”
It’s Not Going To Clean Your Glass Like You Think
When you hear the dishwasher running and see how well it cleans your pots and pans, it’s easy to think that this is an ideal way for cleaning your glass pipes, bongs and dab rigs. However, you’ll quickly notice that, while the dishwasher does blast old food away from the surface, there are too many crevices and areas that the dishwasher won’t be able to reach inside of your rig. Considering that the inside is where all of the resin accumulates, these are the areas we need to hit most and one run in the dishwasher likely isn’t going to be enough.
Your Dishwasher Will Be A Complete Mess
Let’s say you have a piece with a lot of openings and, in fact, is easy to clean via dishwasher. That’s great. However, think of the leftover resin and debris that will be all over the place after the wash cycle is complete. Unfortunately, stoners who have tried to clean their rigs in the dishwasher quickly realize that they may have more of a headache on hand than just dealing with a dirty dab rig. Instead, your entire dishwasher is now compromised and you’ll never be able to completely clean your normal dishes again. This is not the way to go about enjoying edibles, so stray away from contaminating your dishwasher for future cycles.
You Might Break Your Favorite Piece
The wash cycle on your dishwasher can be unpredictable. It can result in cracking, or even breaking, your favorite dab rig or bong. When all you wanted was to clean things up a bit, there’s nothing more frustrating than opening the door to the washer, only to notice that your glass cannot even be used anymore.
If you think that smoking out of a dirty bong sucks, you’re not alone. True smoke genies will tell you that you’re missing out on the real experience that comes with clean glass. To clean things up and ensure that you’re always enjoying the taste of fresh greens, consider this information the next time a stoned friend tells you that it’s okay to wash your rig in the dishwasher.
The more you smoke, the more your bong and dab rig are likely to get dirty. For those that smoke the freshest flower, it’s only a matter of time before resin and other sticky residue start building up inside of your glass. Even for those that only dab, you can bet that some of your wax, budder and other concentrates ar
Cleaning A (Glass) Bong In The Dishwasher
Cleaning a bong in the dishwasher seems like a good idea. But can you put a bong in the dishwasher, is it safe, and does it work? Fortunately we have a whole lot of experienced stoners at Bongify who could answer this question for us. We tried it for ourselves, and share our experience below.
Bong in dishwasher – is it safe?
Is it safe to clean your bong in the dishwasher? That depends mostly on the material of which your bong is made. Read more about the different materials in the rest of the article.
And is it possible? Could your dishwasher actually clean your dirty bong? You might know that hot water and soap often work well to clean a dirty bong, but don’t get it completely clean. So just throwing it in the dishwasher does not guarantee success. Treat it with some bong cleaner, alcohol or benzine before putting it in the dishwasher to increase effectiveness.
Cleaning a glass bong in a dishwasher
Cleaning a glass bong in the dishwasher is possible; in theory. Although most bongs are strong enough not to break when being cleaned in the dishwasher, you can never be sure that it actually holds up and doesn’t break. Especially the bowls, downstems and connector pieces and sockets would easily break, whereas these are the weak points of most bongs. It’s definitely not a good idea to clean a tree percolator bong in the dishwasher.
To clean glass bongs in dishwashers more effectively, you can spray some detergent or bong cleaner in your pipe to help remove the stubborn bits of dirt or resin.
Cleaning a silicone bong in a dishwasher
Silicone bongs are often advertised to be dishwasher safe, meaning that they won’t break when cleaned in the dishwasher. But that doesn’t mean that it’s safe for the dishwasher. The resin could still clog the pipes and damage the machine after cleaning it often. Just like glass bongs, you can spray or rub the inside of silicone bongs with bong cleaner before putting it in the washer to make sure it’s properly clean.
Cleaning an acrylic / plastic bong in the dishwasher
Plastic or acrylic bongs are often simple and do not have any fragile percolators in them. Downstems and bowls are often made of metal and therefore not very prone to breaking. Although not all acrylic bongs are made of high quality materials, they can normally be cleaned in the dishwasher without any issues. But do you really want to put something that dirty in the dishwasher, where you clean the plates you eat from?
Bong in dishwasher: conclusion
So, is it a good idea to clean a bong in the dishwasher? It can work, but we don’t use this bong cleaning method. It is much more effective and safer to get a good bong cleaner and a brush, and to clean it with some warm or hot water. But hey, who are we to judge? If you want to run the risk of damaging your glass bong in the dishwasher to spend less time cleaning it, that’s up to you. We don’t recommend cleaning your bong in the dishwasher, but it can work.
Cleaning a bong in the dishwasher seems like a good idea. But can you put a bong in the dishwasher, is it safe, and does it work? Read it here!