A clean bong is a happy bong, we all know that.
While many people don’t mind using plain old alcohol and salt to clean their expensive glass, some of us want to use premium cleaning products or even products that prevent resin build-up.
Those with multiple pieces know that to keep your bongs clean is a job in itself, especially if you dab regularly.
Oil build-up can be the toughest to get out of heady pieces with a lot of small tubes or twisted designs making certain places hard to reach.
The Best Bong Cleaners
No worries my fellow stoners! We have 10 products here that are sure to not only help keep your bong clean but also prevent future build-up.
This has become our favorite cleaner to use here at HotBox. Klear Kryptonite has multiple solutions they carry however this is the one we find that works the best. Its tough on old resin & oil globs but soft on your hands, which is very important. Many of the harsher cleaners can damage your hands, as I have dealt with myself. This solution is also pretty much scentless, it does not give your glass a “cleaning chemical” like smell once complete. I am also impressed with the application of the product. I get more uses from using Kryptonite Klear than I do with any other cleaner tested. Because it is more of a thicker liquid, it is easier to control the amount you use for each cleaning. Some other cleaners are a mix of salt and liquid, which can be difficult to apply evenly. A bonus is this product can be used to get rid of carbon burns on your quartz bangers, which turns your banger black. A more detailed review and videos are coming soon, stay tuned.
This product is highly recommended by HotBox Magazine and can be purchased directly from Klear Kryptonite.
Use the code 1stklear at checkout for 10% off.
HemperTech Cleaning Bundle
If you are someone who is OCD about keeping their bongs and pipes clean then the cleaning bundle from HemperTech is a must have. At only
$15.00 $12.99 (on sale!) it is a no-brainer. Here is the link to buy the bundle now.
You get alcohol fresh wipes for quickly cleaning mouthpieces and lightly used bowls. Snap alcohol swabs and regular swabs for keeping those quartz bangers nice and fresh. They can even be used to get hard to clean bowls and stems. The cleaning bristles are clutch because they can make cleaning a pipe or bong much easier (and faster!).
To top off all the cleaning tools you may need, they give you some hemp wick for lighting that next bowl. This bundle was also featured in our recent article Top 5 Stoner Essentials from Hemper Co.
Grab your HemperTech Cleaning Bundle and a bottle of some premium cleaner from the rest our list and your cleaning supplies are all taken care of!
When cleaning your bong or pipe, the hardest part is keeping your cleaner inside the glass while trying to shake it up so it reaches every inch of the piece. For years I struggled with this, typically wasting a lot of cleaners just from simple use. Not anymore, the Glass Grips are perfect for closing off all the openings in your bong or pipe. Each pack comes with 2 caps, large and small, to help cover your mouthpiece and bowl area. Made by Divider Pro, who specializes in medical grade silicone containers, these are the perfect accessory for that stoner who is OCD about keeping their glass clean. When using both soaking or fast acting cleaner, Glass Grips help ensure you reach every inch of your glass. You can turn your bong upside down and shake it all around without worry of the cleaner getting everywhere.
I already know what you’re thinking but hear us out. At first glance, Piece Water looks like a typical bottle of water and you are questioning our sanity as to why we recommend it. After heavy testing and long conversations with the Piece Water CEO, we are convinced this is a solid solution to resin build up in your bong and rigs. This is not just regular water yet a proprietary blend of safe-all-natural mineral, vegetable, and fruit extract. In other words, it is safe for you and the environment. Using this unique blend it helps prevent nasty build up from buds and oils. After we personally tested the product, we saw nearly 75% increase in time between each cleaning. Depending on the size of your bong or rig, this product can vary in how many fills you can get. For smaller rigs, which are pretty common, you can refill maybe 5-8x. For larger bongs with a large base, expect to refill 2-5x. This can be equated to nearly 1-2 months of more than average usage without having to clean your bong or rig. As heavy dabbers here at HotBox (5-8 dabs a day), we were able to go about 3.5 weeks without needing to clean the rig. This also made cleaning easier as there was less build up to remove.
Grab a few bottles directly from Piece Water and try it yourself we definitely recommend it.
A Colorado-based company, Resolution provides caps for cleaning sort of like Glass Grips however in this pack you actually get 3 caps, 1 large and 2 small. The design on these caps is a little bit different and more universal than Glass Grips in my opinion. The caps stretch easily but also have a middle section on each which allows for gripping smaller opening on your glass. These Resolution grips really do a great job of keeping all of your cleaner inside the pipe or bong. Since receiving the Resolution caps, I have used them every time I clean and I highly recommend them to anyone who likes to keep their bong clean.
You get your Resolution Cap Set directly from ResolutionColo.com
Happy Daddy Products
While caps and cleaners can help remove all the nasty resin build up, there are times when you need some scraping tools to clean your bowls or spots that just won’t come clean. Happy Daddy Products is known for making amazing dabbing tools from titanium and stainless steel. They have 3 tools specifically for cleaning your glass; the Grindson, the Bowl Buddy, and Pipe Pal. While the Grindson is meant for grinders, I have used it plenty of times on hard to reach spots because of its curved pick on one side, it allows you to get in tough spots around your bowl area. Both the Bowl Buddy and Pipe pal feature a 3 blade surface: a flat blade, convex blade and concave blade designed to clean the rims as well as the bowl. On the opposite side, one features a flat pick while the other has a more rounded pick. Happy Dady makes amazing products that are very reliable, we highly recommend their tools.
Jump over to their online store to grab your cleaning tool today.
Bong Fresh Cleaning Kit
Canadian based company Bong Fresh has a great cleaning kit available that we use often. It has convenient accessories like its Tiki Cleaning Tool and brush kits that come with their complete solution (also sold individually). The Tiki Cleaning Tool is eye-catching, as it looks like an island tiki god but has great functionality as well. You simply drop in one of the three magnets they provide (different sizes) and use the Tiki Tool to drag it around your bong to get any tough resin off. The magnet won’t scratch your piece as it comes with replaceable adhesive scrubbers. The solution itself is moderately strong but works best when used with the Tiki Cleaning Tool. You only need about 15ml of the Bong Fresh Solution for every 1 cup of water used. We prefer warm/hot water as it helps break up any loose resin. For those concerned, the Bong Fresh Cleaning Solution is 100% plant-based, non-toxic, and even has 100% recyclable packaging. They have taken many extra steps to make sure their solution is as safe for you and the environment as possible.
We recommend getting one of their Complete Cleaning Solutions since it comes with all the extra tools. The larger bottle package is a bit expensive for some but it will last a very long time with moderate use, plus the extra tools lasts pretty much forever. Grab it directly from Bong Fresh here.
The Four20 Rod from Four20 Essentials is a great cleaning companion for those of us who want to clean quickly and efficiently. Specifically, we tend to use our Four20 Rod when cleaning down-stems and bowls. The key is the reusable cloud sponges that come with the Four20 Rod that can be cut to fit any size bowl or down-stem. You simply place the cloud sponge on either the bowl side or stem side of the rod, apply some cleaner (we use Kryptonite Naked), and just scrub resin right off. The bowl side of the rod has a tapered design to help fit most bowl pieces, which is fantastic and works great. The Four20 Rod is also bendable, to help get in hard to reach places. This product solves a huge problem for us when cleaning bowls and down-stems because it can be hard to get the cleaner evenly around them. They both have openings on both sides so you end up wasting cleaners and making a mess. If you run into the same issues, we highly recommend this product.
Currently, their website is down but reach out on Instagram @four20essentials or find a local shop that carries Four20 Essentials near you.
This cleaning product was recommended to me by a shop owner, he claimed it was the best cleaner for any high-end glass so I had to test it out. So far I am very impressed with using it. It is not a fast-acting solution however it is alcohol-free and reusable which was a huge plus. Grunge Off is more of a soaking type cleaner where you will want to let your glass pieces sit in it for an extended period of time. Typically, you can drop glass accessories, drop downs and bowls in a plastic bag and pour some of the Grunge Off in and let it sit for maybe 5-10 min. One thing I also noticed was the fresh smell of the Grunge Off solution, sort of smells like soapy bubbles. At this point, I have used half the bottle but have yet to dispose of any of it. I have been able to keep reusing the Grunge Off cleaner over and over by keeping it in a ziplock bag. This is perfect for those who would like to conserve their cleaner, as it is rather expensive.
You can grab a few bottles from Aqua Lab Technologies online.