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Old January 31st, 2010, 09:57 PM
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Default Proper Hookah Cleaning

Hey everyone.

I would just like to know the proper way to clean a Hookah. Am I able to put it in my dishwasher and if so, what settings should I put it on?

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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: Proper Hookah Cleaning

lolll that made me laugh, has anyone tried the dishwasher there are some great vids on here that can point you in the right direction bud.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:47 PM
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Default Re: Proper Hookah Cleaning

I've used a dishwasher before to clean my base and bowls when I'm too lazy to clean them by hand.. There's posts here on how to clean a hookah.. But here's my method.

Base- fill with 95% water, 5% lemon juice, and sea salt. HOT WATER to dissolve the salt. Stir and let sit for a half hour or so..

Stem- Plug down stem. 95%water, 5%lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt. Shake vigorously.

Purge valve and hose port- Run hot water and lemon juice through them.

This is an intense deep cleaning.. I do about twice a month in my bathtub.

"little" cleaning after smoke usually includes running water through the stem and rinse out the base.
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Default Re: Proper Hookah Cleaning

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Base- fill with 95% water, 5% lemon juice, and sea salt. HOT WATER to dissolve the salt. Stir and let sit for a half hour or so..

Stem- Plug down stem. 95%water, 5%lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt. Shake vigorously. .
Could baking soda be used instead of sea salt?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 11:46 PM
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Yeah sure. I've heard other people use that. I never have myself.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 12:06 AM
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Default Re: Proper Hookah Cleaning

I wouldn't use sea salt because its prone to cause rust. Lemon juice and baking soda when mixed to a paste make a good cleaner for a deep clean. I don't do this very often because in between sessions I clean with water and stem brushes between each session which helps keep the flavor buildup down and the debris to a minimum.
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