Sometimes your hookah can get dirty. Whether it smells, tastes, or just looks bad, sometimes it needs to be cleaned. All stems, bases, bowls and ash trays can be cleaned, however many hoses cannot be cleaned with water due to a metal coil on the inside, make sure your hose is ok to clean before rinsing with water.
What You'll NeedEdit
- Base Brush - Ussually this will be short with thick bristles
- Stem Brush - Ussually this will be long with small bristles
- Cleaning Solution - This can be many things
- Water - If you just want a simple rise use water when scrubbing
- Lemon Juice - Highly recommended by many hookah users, it will clean out your hookah, and get rid of some of the smell and taste
- Baking Soda - Often used together with lemon juice. This will help deoderize and clean your hookah.
- Beer - There are videos online showing people using beereffectively to clean their hookah.
- Bling! - Bling! is a hookah cleaner made by the owners of Hookah-Shisha.com. It is for cleaning glass, ceramic and metal. (Warning - Do not use on acryllic)
- Hookah Cleaner - Another store bought cleaner
- Towels - To dry off your hookah to prevent rusting.
Cleaning Your Base and StemEdit
- Pour out any excess water in the base, and throw away any ashes in the ash tray.
- If you are using lemon juice and baking soda, mix them together to make an abrasive paste.
- Use this lemon juice/baking soda paste, store bought cleaner or beer and scrub along the inside and outside of your base and stem using the appropriate brushes.
- When cleaning the stem make sure you use the thinner brush and scrub through the base a few times.
- When cleaning the base make sure you scrub every piece of the inside, sometimes it can be hard to reach every area.
- If you have a large enough container you can also soak your hookah base and stem in a lemon juice and baking soda mixture to clear off any smells.
- Rinse out your bowl with water and lemon juice if desired, and wipe down your ashtray with water and a towel.
- Lastly don't forget to rinse off your grommets and the ball bearing in your stem if you have one.
Cleaning Your HoseEdit
WARNING : DO NOT CLEAN YOUR HOSE UNLESS YOU ARE SURE IT IS WASHABLE
- Washable Hoses
- To clean your Namoor Hose First remove the mouthpiece and clean it with the stem brush or a pipe cleaner.
- Make a solution of lemon juice, water and baking soda, make sure the baking soda is completely dissolved.
- Pour the solution into the hose, making sure both ends are face up
- Put your fingers of each end and shake vigorously then dump out the solution
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the water comes out clean or you are satisfied.