The Bong You’ll Love to Clean
As a well-versed cannabis consumer, the first thing I think about when we shop for a new bong is – “How easy is it to clean?” I know that if it’s hard to clean or a pain-in-the-ass to take apart – it’s not going to happen very often. Nobody wants to smoke from a grungy bong. Eww.
While I feel like you’re going to think I’m just trying to play up the device, so you’ll buy one – I can honestly say, I look forward to cleaning my Stündenglass. This is quite simply the easiest device to clean that I’ve ever reviewed. As I mentioned earlier, everything either screws together or snaps into place with a magnet, so taking it apart is super simple.
I use a 9 x 9 glass baking dish; put all the stems, percolators, and removable pieces in the dish and cover the items with isopropyl. While they soak, I use a cotton swab and alcohol to clean the mechanism in the Stündenglass. Then, I use a little more alcohol and a paper towel to wipe out the globes.
*Pro Tip: Rather than using massive amounts of alcohol, after I clean all the individual stems and pieces, I will use the alcohol in the baking dish to rinse the globes. Then, rather than simply dump it, I will use a funnel and pour the alcohol into a container I have labeled as “dirty.” Now, obviously, you won’t want to use this to disinfect anything – but it can indeed be reused to clean your pipes and other smoking accessories.
Very Few Drawbacks
The Stündenglass is versatile, well-built, and above-average in the design and functionality department. But, like all things – there are a few areas to note when you’re considering making a substantial purchase like this.
- The Price – Ok, I get it – not everyone has an extra $600 laying around to buy a cannabis smoking device. It is an investment, no matter how you look at it. I’ll be the first to say that had Grenco Science not sent me the device, I probably wouldn’t have bought it. But now that I have it – I won’t give it up, and I would likely replace it if something happened to it.
- The Reclaim – This is my only complaint about the GPen Connect. When smoking concentrates, the reclaim drains from the device and into whatever device you’re using. In this case, the reclaim pools in the channel and, so if you’re using it regularly, plan to clean it out no less than once a week, or the entire thing will get gummed up.
- The Hose – I do not recommend using the hose with any kind of ‘smoke.’ The vapor from dabs is fine, but smoke tends to adhere to the hose and leave a nasty smell and flavor. If you plan on smoking flower or tobacco, I recommend removing the hose and simply inhaling right from the up-stem.
The Long and Short of It
The pros far outweigh the cons of this device. Although it’s a significant investment, this device will likely last you a lifetime. Sure, you may need to replace a few pieces here and there, but the simplicity of the design and the versatility of functionality make it well worth the price.
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