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Hookah Bases FAQ

As one of the vital pieces to a hookah setup, the hookah base plays a role in not only how your hookah smokes, but how it looks as well. Here at Hookah Shisha we stock a multitude of different hookah bases from a variety of brands like MYA and Khalil Mamoon, as well as a wide range of designs and colors that can fit any shisha smoker's personal sense of style. Whether you're here to buy a replacement hookah base or just make your setup look a whole lot cooler, you'll find a ton of great options right here at Hookah-Shisha.

Which base will work with my hookah? 

We offer a variety of different shapes, sizes, and styles of glass hookah bases. Not all bases are compatible with all hookahs. You can find specific measurements for each hookah base on its respective product page. Need help finding out if your hookah will be compatible with a base? Contact our friendly customer service team and we'll be happy to assist.

How do I clean a hookah base? 

For a lighter clean, scrub the inside of your glass base using a base brush, water, and dish soap. Rinse thoroughly once clean with water to make sure all traces of soap are completely rinsed out of your base. For a deeper clean, there are cleaning products that do not require a brush such as Bling! hookah cleaning solution. Be careful not to "temperature shock" your base by going from cold to hot, or vice-versa, as this can cause the glass to stress and break. Check out our blog for a more detailed guide to cleaning your hookah base.

What can I add to my hookah base? 

For best results, the main thing you should put in your hookah is water - either filtered or drinkable tap water. You can also add slices of fresh fruit such as lemons, oranges, or limes to add a subtle twist to your flavor. We do not typically recommend using other liquids such as milk, alcohol, or soda. Take a look at our blog for a deeper dive into the best liquid for your hookah base.

How much water should I add to my hookah base? 

The exact volume of water you need to add to your hookah base will vary depending on the size of your base and hookah stem. As a general rule, you want your hookah's down stem to be submerged about 1/4 - 1/2 inch in water. If using a hookah diffuser, fill your base with just enough water for the diffuser to be completely submerged.

My hookah stem is loose and moves around in the base, how do I fix it? 

Many glass bases are made by hand, so there can be slight variations in how well your stem and base fit together. In most cases, a better fitting base grommet is all that is needed to fix this issue. You can find our available selection of hookah grommets here. Need additional help getting your base to fit? Reach out to our friendly customer service team.

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