How To Clean Your Silicone Weed Pipe: 4 Simple Steps To Make Your Silicone Pipe Hit Like New
We’ve all been passed the pipe that makes you cringe a little when you hit it. Resin-caked walls, muddy water, sticky mouthpiece…don’t be the person passing that pipe. It’s disrespectful to your circle, it’s disrespectful to the cannabis plant, and most importantly, it’s disrespectful to yourself. You deserve a smooth, flavorful hit every time you smoke. But that means you must keep your pipe clean.
Fortunately, cleaning a weed pipe is pretty easy. And if you use a silicone pipe, it’s even easier than that. In this blog, we’ll break down how to clean a silicone weed pipe in four simple steps so your next hit is just as smooth as the first one you ever took out of your silicone weed pipe.
Silicone Pipes vs. Glass Pipes
Glass pipes are popular and do have some benefits, but silicone pipes have several advantages over them that make them ideal for both new and seasoned cannabis consumers (especially those looking to maintain a clean pipe).
Silicone Pipes Are More Durable
Silicone pipes are highly durable and resistant to breakage, unlike fragile glass pipes that are frustratingly famous for being broken by someone other than the actual owner of the pipe. Additionally, because of their durability, silicone weed pipes are easily portable without having to worry about them being smashed, chipped, or shattered in transit.
Silicone Pipes Are Non-Stick
This is one reason cleaning a silicone weed pipe is so easy. While glass pipes accumulate stubborn resin with each bowl that you smoke, sometimes even remaining stained after they’ve been cleaned, silicone pipes are much less prone to resin buildup and can easily be cleaned when needed without having to fight too hard against sticky resin.
Silicone Pipes Are Heat-Resistant
Silicone pipes can handle high temperatures without melting or warping, making them suitable for repeated and long-term use. This heat resistance ensures that the pipe maintains its integrity even during extended smoking sessions or after years of use. Borosilicate glass pipes can also handle high temperatures, but they eventually need to be replaced as they become less effective at providing a smooth, even hit after extended use. (If they even make it that long and aren’t broken first.)
How To Clean Your Silicone Weed Pipe: A Step-by-Step Guide
Gather the ingredients below and follow these four easy steps to clean your silicone weed pipe before your next sesh. Your high, your tastebuds, and your circle will thank you.
What You’ll Need
- Dish soap
- Warm water
- Isopropyl alcohol (make sure it’s 70% or higher)
- Pipe cleaners or cotton swabs
- Resealable plastic bag or plastic container (needs to be large enough to fit your pipe)
- Paper towels or cloth
Step 1: Disassemble the Pipe
Begin by disassembling your silicone weed pipe. Remove any detachable parts, such as the bowl or mouthpiece. If your pipe is one solid piece, you can skip this step.
Step 2: Soak the Parts
Put your pipe/pipe pieces into the plastic bag or container and fill it with enough isopropyl alcohol to fully cover the entire pipe. Let the pipe soak for at least 30 minutes. You can shake it a bit to help knock off any debris if needed. If the pipe is particularly dirty, you may need to soak it for longer to remove all of the resin and debris. Fortunately, since we’re talking about a silicone weed pipe, you shouldn’t need to soak it for too long because it’s a non-stick piece.
Step 3: Rinse the Pipe
After you’ve soaked your pipe for long enough that all of the resin and ash have been removed, rinse all the pieces in warm water. You can use the dish soap here if you’d like, as well as the pipe cleaners or cotton swabs to scrub any nooks or crannies that could use some extra love. Pay close attention to areas where resin tends to accumulate, such as the bowl, the mouthpiece, and any tight angles or curves in the pipe’s design.
Step 4: Dry the Pipe
At this point, your silicone pipe should be as good as new! You can air dry it or dry it off with a cloth or paper towel. Either way, be sure it’s dried thoroughly before you use it. You don’t want to drop it because it’s slippery, and you don’t want any moisture in your bowl when you pack it next.
This cleaning process works for any silicone weed accessory you might have. And if your pipe wasn’t super dirty and the isopropyl alcohol is still pretty clear, you can save it for future cleanings. If you used a container to submerge your pipe, keep the isopropyl alcohol in there for a quick, easy clean in the future.
You can also follow these steps for cleaning your glass pieces, but be aware that your glass may remain stained from any built-up resin if it’s not cleaned often. And be careful when removing the glass from the alcohol, rinsing it, and drying it—it’ll be slippery.
The Silicone Weed Pipe That Cleans for You
You read that right. The MAZE-X pipe is not only made of easy-to-clean, medical-grade silicone, but it’ll clean each hit you take for you. Its patented internal maze design sends the smoke on a journey that cools it before it hits your mouth, but not before passing it through a filtering screen that removes hot resin and tar. You can even add a charcoal filter to the mouthpiece for greater filtration. This guarantees a clean, smooth hit each and every time you smoke, even if you don’t clean it after each use.
If you do choose to clean it before or after each smoke, it’s incredibly easy to disassemble. Simply remove the borosilicate glass bowl, the anodized aircraft-grade aluminum handle, and the medical-grade silicone bowl cover and follow the four steps above. Experience a truly clean hit every time you smoke with the MAZE-X.