Re: New Hookah
To avoid flavor stain:
Blow the smoke out of the hose every time you are done smoking
Clean the stem with water and/or lemon juice and dry it after every use. To dry mine, i push a piece of paper towel down the stem with a straightened clothes hanger.
Wash out the bowl with a sponge
Use lemon juice and/or baking powder on the base every 10 or so cleanings.