How to quickly clean a hookah heat management device from burnt shisha tobacco?

How to quickly clean a hookah heat management device from burnt shisha tobacco?

Why does shisha tobacco burnt to heat management device (HMD)?

During the draft, the heat comes to the hoookah bowl, warming the shisha tobacco. At this time, you draw in air. The air flow is sometimes enough to lift shisha particles upward. Once they lightly touch the HMD, it immediately burns. When you throw wet meat on a red-hot frying pan, it sticks instantly, so you have to stir it right away. The same thing happens with shisha tobacco. Only there is no way to stir it.

Therefore, particles of shisha tobacco, coming into contact with the surface of a red-hot metal, immediately burn. This is a normal process, as long as it burns just a little bit. If you lift the HMD and a good portion of shisha remains on it, it means that it is not stacked correctly. Either way, burning shisha tobacco is normal. It is important to know how to eliminate the contamination of the HMD.

How to quickly clean a hookah heat management device from burnt shisha tobacco?

What happens if you don't clean shisha tobacco particles out of a HMD?

In the course of smoking on the HMD, soot, plaque is formed, the lower part is covered with a black color. In addition, shisha is clogged in the holes, it becomes "stone", so it blocks the air flow. As a result, this leads to the fact that the draft worsens. The taste of the smoke becomes worse, because the tobacco begins to emit further odor from the heat, and mixes with the newly clogged mixture.

This may not affect the quality of smoking for a certain amount of time, or if the fouling is completely small. But if the HMD is all black from underneath, it's worth cleaning it out. If you do not do this, the taste of the smoke will certainly be spoiled, and you will not get pleasure from smoking such a hookah.
How to quickly clean a hookah heat management device from burnt shisha tobacco?

How to clean a HMD from burnt shisha tobacco at home?

Let's immediately note the versions that should not be used. Categorically do not use chemicals. You do not know how they will affect the metal, how much they will soak inside and what the taste will be after such cleaning. You should not use hard metal brushes. In the vast expanses of the Internet you will find tips that say you can use a metal brush. You can immediately say goodbye to the HMD.

Can it be cleaned to new condition? No, then it's easier to buy a new device. But our goal is not just to tidy up the appearance, but to preserve its properties and ensure a clean taste of smoke. To do this, it is worth using gentle methods of cleaning the HMD. Here are a number of recommendations :

  • Ordinary water often saves the day. Oddly enough, regular hot water is sometimes enough. If the dirt is small, hold the HMD in hot water and use a cloth or sponge to remove the dirt. This simple method can remove up to 70% of the dirt.


  • What doesn't wash off can be scorched. This, too, is one way to clean the HMD of burnt tobacco. But you need to use it carefully. The idea is to heat the HMD on a gas stove, burning the remaining contaminants. But the metal can "float" and become deformed from strong heat, so you should hold it carefully and for a short time. HMD heats up instantly. Remove the particles with a toothbrush.


  • Boiling in baking soda. Soda is an excellent abrasive that cleans a variety of impurities. Let the water come to a boil, put 2-4 teaspoons of baking soda in a container and drop the HMD into the mixture. Boil for 10-30 minutes, depending on the dirt. Remove the residue with a stiff sponge or toothbrush.


  • Clean the holes with a needle. You can use an awl, needle, or even a toothpick to clean the holes in the HMD. To do this, heat the device in hot water and go over all the holes.


  • Boiling in baking soda and salt. In addition to pure baking soda, you can add coarse salt. Mix the two components in half and add to the boiling water. The salt eliminates bacteria and the baking soda cleans out the metal. The HMD will take on a great look.


  • Adding baking soda and vinegar. Using a toothbrush, rub baking soda on the HMD and drizzle with vinegar. Next, clean the surface. Repeat the procedure 3-5 times until the surface is completely clean.


  • Citric acid also helps. Another method is boiling in citric acid. Add a packet of the product to 1 liter of water and boil it. Place the HMD with tongs for 30 seconds. Take out, remove coarse particles. Repeat the procedure 3-5 times. Then turn off the fire and dip the HMD for 10-20 minutes so that it gets a shine and the fouling is finally gone.

These methods will allow you to quickly remove dirt and burnt shisha tobacco from the HMD at home and return it, if not to its original appearance, then to its properties. Use these tips to keep your device clean. 

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