I’ve recently switched from only smoking joints and the occasional tiny bubbler, so this is basically my first proper bong! Since I’m also a biochemist, I’m IN LOVE with the Erlenmeyer flask shape! The stem is sturdy to hold and the base is very wide, which was a huge contender for me to purchase! I just love how proportional it is to the length of the stem. It’s around 11 inches tall, so about the same height as a 32oz hydroflask.
I’ve been using this every few days and it’s been fairly easy to clean (at least for me). I usually clean it after a week’s worth of use, so not much accumulates on the inside before I clean it with alcohol and salt. I can see how the heart downstem might be an issue down the line if I let it get too dirty, but let’s hope that’s something I won’t have to tackle later on!!! Overall a solid purchase, I’m very happy with it. :)