Today we are going to discuss how to clean your hookah bowl! Generally speaking cleaning your hookah bowl can be done in different ways specially if you would like to keep your bowl pristine. Overtime black buildup will occur around the edges of the bowl due to the juices being baked from your tobacco or herbal substance. This buildup is normal even if you clean your bowl after every session which is highly advised. Below are a few methods to keeping you bowl clean:
Soap & Water: Generally speaking this is the most common method of cleaning your hookah bowl. After allowing your bowl to cool down, simply rinse your bowl with water and scrub with a sponge using dish cleaner soap. This will allow your bowl to stay clean for your future sessions and maintain the build up to a reasonable extent. Make sure to allow your bowl to cool down otherwise you make cause fractures to the clay bowl from rapid changing temperature.
Soak: Another method some hookah smokers use to remove build up is the soak method. Some use vinegar, others use lemon juice but today were going to use water as our main ingredient. After using your bowl, allow it to cool down completely. When the bowl is completely cooled down just grab a small cooking pot filled with hot water and soak your bowl in. You can keep your bowl soaked for a couple hours or overnight and this will help the build up of juices and tobacco to fall off easier when scrubbing with a sponge afterwards. This will also help remove most of the build up.
Knife Scrub: Now if you are really a clean freak and want your bowl to look fresh all the time you can use the knife scrub method. Simply use the tip of of your knife and carefully scrub off the residue from your shisha tobacco. Doing this will remove most of the overtime juice buildup but it may also remove some of the paint or gloss of your bowl. I have rarely used this method as it takes quite some time and i know that when using the bowl again the build up will reoccur. Be cautious using the knife method as you can cut yourself if your not careful enough (Common Sense ).
Conclusion: Hookah bowls will generally build up juices with over-time use. Keeping your hookah bowl clean is important for health factors and also for keeping your sessions nice and flavourful rather then the opposite. I hope the above methods help with maintaining your hookah bowl and also improving your hookah sessions.