Are Silicone Bongs Safe To Smoke Out Of?
Since the invention of bongs, they have almost entirely been made of glass which is without a doubt the best material to smoke from. However, as we all know, glass can break and no matter how expensive your bong was or how thick it is there is always a chance of it breaking. All smokers know the heartbreak of watching your beloved bong fall and shatter into a million pieces. In recent months there has been an explosion of silicone bongs and silicone dab rigs hitting the market to try and combat the broken glass problem. For a lot of people silicone pipes have become a lifesaver, and for some, they will never give up their glass. Silicone definitely has its pros and cons but if you're someone that always breaking stuff it's perfect for you! Silicone bongs are unbreakable and therefore great for smoking on the go or traveling because they can be folded and stored away without risk of breaking! They are also dishwasher safe and very easy to clean. Below I will talk about a few in-depth reasons silicone bongs are a great choice for certain types of smokers.
What is silicone?
So before we dive into everything you need and want to know about silicone bongs and dab rigs it's important to understand what silicone actually is and where it comes from. Silicone is a man-made polymer made up of silicon and oxygen. It has grown in popularity since the discovery of plastics toxicity in certain applications such as cooking and food-related products. Food grade silicone is stable, chemically inert and will not leach toxin into your food or emit gas when heated like plastics. This makes it extremely popular for kitchen utensils and containers. Silicone is also virtually indestructible and can be molded into almost any shape and color!
Is silicone safe to smoke out of?
Yes! absolutely silicone is safe to smoke out of, BUT only if you are buying from a reputable online headshop such as Toker Supply. There are a lot of companies out there peddling low-quality silicone pieces for dirt cheap, but always remember you get what you pay for. Silicone has an extremely high melting point and can, therefore, withstand extreme heat and temperatures without deforming, melting or emitting harmful gases. Silicone can retain its shape at degrees up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit which is twice the temperature of boiling water. Although silicone is durable it is not recommended to put it in contact with a direct flame or torch. Doing so could damage your piece. So it is always important to light just the bowl you are smoking out off and if you are dabbing from your silicone dab rig we recommend using a glass dropdown to remove the nail further away from the silicone rig to prevent any accidental heat damage. The same goes for using a glass dab rig but is even more important with silicone.
Silicone is the best for storing waxes and oils!
If you are a dabbing connoisseur you know how important it is to not waste any of your precious wax. You also probably know how messy it can be, but thankfully silicone is nonstick and perfect for storing your concentrates. No matter how sticky your wax or oil it will never stick to silicone making it easy to scoop out with a dab tool. This also ensures you don't waste any material getting stuck to the inside of a glass or plastic jar. Silicone dab containers come in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and shapes but they all accomplish the same thing.
Can you dab out of a silicone rig?
Yes you sure can! Be sure to not put the dab torch flame too close to the silicone neck of the bong. Ensure you are only lighting the torch. While silicone is heat resistant to extreme temperature direct heat from a dab torch can eventually damage it. If you really want to be careful you can even add a glass adapter or dropdown to move your banger a little bit futher away from the silicone joint.
What is better silicone or glass bongs?
While this really comes down to preference, they each have their own pros and cons. Silicone bongs are indestructible, easy to transport and smoke on the go. However theres nothing quite like a classic glass bong when smoking at home on your couch. Silicone bongs definitely come in handy so they are good to add to your collection for those special occasions.
Silicone bongs, dab rigs, and pipes!
In recent months there has been an explosion of new silicone smoking products hitting the market. Everything from silicone bongs and dab rigs to silicone hand pipes. The one thing they all have in common, however, is their ability to not break like traditional glass bongs. Our silicone bongs for sale are made of the highest quality and thicket silicone available on the market today. They are sturdy, easy to clean and extremely portable and best of all, unbreakable. Most people think because the bong is made from silicone it will suck in when you try to smoke giving you a bad hit, but that is the farthest thing from the truth. Most of the silicone bongs will not move at all when inhaling because they are thick and sturdy. All of our silicone bongs and dab rigs are made with food grade silicone that can withstand extreme temperature. This also allows them to be cleaned in the dishwasher.