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All hookah bases should be cleaned in order for you to enjoy fresh, untainted smoking sessions. Each type of base will have a different cleaning method, we are here to discuss glass bases. A clean glass base is one that is crystal clear. If your base is not see-through, then it is time for a cleaning. Most guides recommend scrubbing, which is a good method to obtain a clean base, but if you lack the proper materials, it might leave you in a bind or accidentally scratching up the glass. Here’s a quick guide that will teach you how to clean your base without using a scrubbing brush.
The first thing you need is a multi-purpose oxygen cleaner (think cheap Oxy-cleaner). Put one to two scoops of the cleaning powder directly into the base and then fill halfway with water. Afterwards, give it a couple of swirls until the mixture activates. You’ll know it has when it starts to bubble up. Once that happens, fill the rest of the base with water.
You should leave the mixture at least a couple of hours, but if it is really dirty, then it is best if you leave it overnight, so the cleaning agent has enough time to act. Once the set time is up, all you have to do is rinse out your base fully to avoid leaving behind any of the powder. Let the base dry completely before using it again.
It is as easy as that! The only setback will be the amount of time you must leave the mixture, but you can appreciate that time by doing something else on your to-do list. Best of all, you avoid potentially damaging your equipment or having to buy a cleaning tool especially built for your base.