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Here at Hookah-Shisha.com, we recognize how important bowls are when it comes to achieving thick smoke and great flavor during your sessions. That is why we've put together a large selection of some of the best hookah bowls from all the top brands. We offer a wide range of different styles of bowls in a variety of materials that include traditional bowls, glass bowls, silicone hookah bowls, and more! We're here to help you experience the best possible smoke sessions from your hookah. You can find answers to some common questions below, or feel free to reach out to our friendly customer service team and we'll put over 20 years of hookah experience to work to find an answer to any questions that you may have. You can also check out our blog for bowl packing guides, brand overviews, bowl comparisons, and more!

What is a hookah bowl?

A hookah bowl is the dish that holds your shisha tobacco and will sit at the top of your hookah stem.

What are hookah bowls made out of?

Hookah bowls can be made from a variety of different materials, but the most common materials will be clay, ceramic, glass, or silicone.

How do I pack a hookah bowl?

There are a variety of different ways to pack your favorite shisha flavor to get thick smoke out of your hookah bowl, but the most common method is to use your fingers (or a small shisha fork) to sprinkle the shisha into the bowl until you reach the rim of the bowl resulting in a light "fluff" pack. Check out our blog to find more in-depth guides to hookah bowl packing methods and more.

How does the size of a hookah bowl affect my session?

As a general rule, larger bowls hold a larger volume of shisha which results in a longer session. Smaller bowls hold less shisha which will typically result in a shorter session. Take a look at our blog for a more detailed guide on what can affect the length of your smoke session.

What is the best bowl for hookah?

Hookah bowls come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so deciding which bowl is best depends on your hookah setup, choice of shisha flavor, personal preference, and more. For juicy shisha, phunnel and vortex hookah bowls are typically best, but for dry shisha, you can't go wrong with a traditional Egyptian-style bowl. Check out our blog to learn more about hookah bowls and what might be best for you.

What is the difference between traditional, vortex, and phunnel hookah bowls?

"Traditional" hookah bowls tend to be made from clay and have several airflow intake holes punched through the bottom of the dish that will sit below the shisha. "Vortex" bowls tend to be made from ceramic and have a pillar that rises up in the middle of the bowl with air intake holes punched around the spire so that they sit above the shisha. "Phunnel" bowls tend to be made from clay but are available in a variety of materials and have one large air intake hole that sits in the middle of the bowl just above the shisha.

Can I use a hookah bowl without foil?

Yes. A hookah heat management device (HMD), like the Kaloud Lotus, can act as a replacement for hookah foil. In most cases, HMDs offer cleaner flavor and longer-lasting smoke sessions as compared to traditional aluminum foil.

How do I clean my hookah bowl?

Typically a rinse with hot water and soap is all that is needed, and you can use a kitchen sponge to scrub off any tough residue.

My hookah bowl is loose, how do I fix it?

A loose bowl usually indicates the need to replace the bowl grommet for a better fitting one, but a good short term option is to simply make a temporary grommet by wrapping a strip of paper towel around the bowl stem of the hookah to the desired thickness to fit the bowl and then attaching your bowl to the hookah. To learn more about this temporary fix, take a look at our blog on using a paper towel as a hookah grommet.

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