Silicone bongs and pipes, are they safe to smoke?
Since the invention of bongs, they have almost entirely been made of glass which is without a doubt the best material to smoke from. However, as we all know, glass can break and no matter how expensive your bong was or how thick it is there is always a chance of it breaking. All smokers know the heartbreak of watching your beloved bong fall and shatter into a million pieces. In recent months there has been an explosion of silicone bongs and dab rigs hitting the market to try and combat the broken glass problem. For a lot of people silicone pipes have become a lifesaver, and for some, they will never give up their glass. Silicone definitely has its pros and cons but if you’re someone that always breaking stuff it’s perfect for you! Silicone bongs are unbreakable and therefore great for smoking on the go or traveling because they can be folded and stored away without risk of breaking! They are also dishwasher safe and very easy to clean. Below I will talk about a few in-depth reasons silicone bongs are a great choice for certain types of smokers.
What is silicone?
So before we dive into everything you need and want to know about silicone bongs and dab rigs it’s important to understand what silicone actually is and where it comes from. Silicone is a man-made polymer made up of silicon and oxygen. It has grown in popularity since the discovery of plastics toxicity in certain applications such as cooking and food-related products. Food grade silicone is stable, chemically inert and will not leach toxin into your food or emit gas when heated like plastics. This makes it extremely popular for kitchen utensils and containers. Silicone is also virtually indestructible and can be molded into almost any shape and color!
Is silicone safe to smoke out of?
Yes absolutely silicone is safe to smoke out of, BUT only if you are buying from a reputable online headshop such as Toker Supply. There are a lot of companies out there peddling low-quality silicone pieces for dirt cheap, but always remember you get what you pay for. Silicone has an extremely high melting point and can, therefore, withstand extreme heat and temperatures without deforming, melting or emitting harmful gases. Silicone can retain its shape at degrees up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit which is twice the temperature of boiling water. Although silicone is durable it is not recommended to put it in contact with a direct flame or torch. Doing so could damage your piece. So it is always important to light just the bowl you are smoking out off and if you are dabbing from your silicone dab rig we recommend using a glass dropdown to remove the nail further away from the silicone rig to prevent any accidental heat damage. The same goes for using a glass dab rig but is even more important with silicone.
Silicone is the best for storing waxes and oils!
If you are a dabbing connoisseur you know how important it is to not waste any of your precious wax. You also probably know how messy it can be, but thankfully silicone is nonstick and perfect for storing your concentrates. No matter how sticky your wax or oil it will never stick to silicone making it easy to scoop out with a dab tool. This also ensures you don’t waste any material getting stuck to the inside of a glass or plastic jar. Silicone dab containers come in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and shapes but they all accomplish the same thing.
Silicone bongs, dab rigs, and pipes!
In recent months there has been an explosion of new silicone smoking products hitting the market. Everything from silicone bongs and dab rigs to silicone nectar collectors and hand pipes. The one thing they all have in common, however, is their ability to not break like traditional glass bongs. Our silicone bongs for sale are made of the highest quality and thicket silicone available on the market today. They are sturdy, easy to clean and extremely portable and best of all, unbreakable. Most people think because the bong is made from silicone it will suck in when you try to smoke giving you a bad hit, but that is the farthest thing from the truth. Most of the silicone bongs will not move at all when inhaling because they are thick and sturdy. All of our silicone bongs and dab rigs are made with food grade silicone that can withstand extreme temperature. This also allows them to be cleaned in the dishwasher.
Since the invention of bongs, they have almost entirely been made of glass which is without a doubt the best material to smoke from. However, as we all know, glass can break and no matter how expensive your bong was or how thick it is there is always a chance of it breaking. All smokers know the heartbreak of watching
Are Silicone Pipes Safe?
The short answer is, yes. Silicone pipes are safe when they are purchased from a reputable manufacture, such as Eyce.
Silicone smoking pipes have become more prevalent, and for good reason. Silicone is a synthetic polymer material made by heating sand mixed with quartz to produce a stable polymer that is highly resistant to chemicals and heat. In recent years, the use of silicone in the kitchen has increased significantly because of its ability to withstand temperatures up to 520 degrees Fahrenheit, without melting. Silicone dishes can also be used safely in the microwave, as silicone does not emit harmful gasses when heated, as plastic does. Silicone is extremely durable and virtually unbreakable due to its pliability. For all of these reasons, silicone makes an excellent choice for devices that are used to consume flower, oil, or other plant matter that you heat up to smoke.
Silicone smoking pipes are fast becoming the preferred choice over glass smoking pipes. These unbreakable pipes offer the consumer a more durable and lasting option when choosing which pipe to purchase and use. Because of the pliability of silicone, our Eyce Molds smoking devices can be compacted in luggage when traveling, giving smokers the option to travel with their favorite pipe. Since these silicone products are virtually unbreakable, you no longer have to worry about damage or total loss due to a drop or fall. The durability of a silicone pipe that is cleaned after every use will last a long time, saving the consumer the cost of replacement that often accompanies the purchase of a glass piece.
Many smokers are curious about the safety of using a silicone piece for smoking. All of our Eyce Molds smoking products are made with high-grade, non-toxic, SGI tested, BPA-free silicone. Research has uncovered no known reaction to beverages or food, and silicone does not produce any harmful fumes when heated. As far as studies go, using a silicone pipe poses no known health risks. In addition to the flexibility and extreme durability of silicone, those who switch from glass to silicone smoking pipes are sure to find it very easy to clean; even withstanding your dishwasher. Smokers who are interested in making the switch from fragile glass to unbreakable pipes made of silicone can rest easy knowing they can safely enjoy smoking with the use of a durable Eyce Molds silicone pipe. What more could you ask for?
At Eyce Molds, we’re proud of the lifetime warranty we offer to consumers, on all of our silicone smoking devices. We stand behind our motto “Break it. Tear it. Burn it. – We’ll replace it.” Not only do all of our smoking products represent the safety, durability, and convenience of silicone, but they look cool, too! We’ve got silicone smoking pipes in all sorts of styles from spoon pipes; complete with a poker, a stash container lid, and a platinum cured silicone body with an inlaid borosilicate bowl, to full-on rigs, and every accessory you may desire to maximize your smoking experience.
Our exclusive Colorway Box Sets are the perfect gift for the consumer who is also a collector. We offer a variety of color combinations that are only available for a short time; making your favorite color combination a limited release that may never be available again. These boxed sets include an Eyce Molds exclusive Mini Beaker, a Spoon, a Shorty, and two replacement glass bowls. These Colorway Box Sets are a great way to make sure you have the silicone pipe you like, in the color you love. Browse our entire collection of colorful, ultra-cool, unbreakable pipes today, and build your very own private collection of Eyce Molds silicone smoking pipes.
Silicone smoking devices are becoming more prevalent and for good reason. It's easy to clean, durable, affordable and a safe way to smoke. Check out the variety of Eyce Molds silicone smoking pipes, and start your collection today! Our Colorway Box Sets are a perfect gift.