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How to clean your glass pieces

Whether you have a family heirloom that your grandfather used to smoke out of or a brand new piece you recently acquired, you'll want to keep it clean so that you can use it for years to come. Glass pieces are easy, convenient ways to consume cannabis and with a little bit of effort, you can keep yours looking immaculate for years to come.


To clean your glass, you'll need:

1. Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol, >90% preferred)

2. Kosher salt

3. A ziplock bag


After you've used your glass piece a few times it will undoubtedly accumulate a bit of sticky scum in the bowl and lining the interior of the piece. Fortunately, alcohol and salt will pull all of that gunk out and render the piece brand new.

Artisan Glass Bowl

To start, take your glass piece and put it into the ziplock bag. Fill the ziplock with enough alcohol to cover the glass, and pour a generous amount of salt in (you don't need to fill the bag, just enough salt to act as an abrasive). You can always add more salt if necessary later.


Once your bag is filled with salt and alcohol, seal the ziplock and shake the bag vigorously, maintaining a firm grip on the glass within so that it doesn't move around and you don't risk dropping the bag and shattering grandpa's pipe. After shaking for about two minutes, you can pull the glass piece out of the bag and rinse it out. Voila! You should be left with a clean glass piece that is ready to use when dry.


If cleaning a larger glass piece like a bong or dab ring, clean the stem and bowl separately as above with a pipe and pour alcohol and salt into the bong. Plug up the holes and shake while maintaining a firm grip.

Let us know how you clean your glass in the comments below and if you found this article helpful!

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