The Perfect Pipe doesn’t give up on filtering though. There are disposable filters used to prevent particulate from entering your lungs. These filters are designed to be changed each bowl and I found that it was exactly big enough to filter a single bowl. The included hand drill makes removal of old filters clean and easy. While the naturalist in me cringes at the idea of so much waste, it filters smoke so much better than water that I can overlook the environmental impact disposable filters have on the planet.
This brings us to a point about cleaning. The Perfect Pipe has a system designed around keeping the pipe in optimal smoking condition. The tube design and included pipe cleaner made cleaning as easy as running the pipe through some Isopropyl alcohol and rinsing it with antibacterial soap and water.
Screen replacement was easier than other pieces as well as the drill easily reverses and pops it out without getting hands nasty. I also love that there is a small shoulder designed to catch just the edges of the screen. This makes it so the Perfect Pipe can’t clog (and believe me, I tried to clog it) from over-packing the bowl.
The Perfect Pipe also uses a stainless steel screen to act as the base of the bowl and keep you from choking on weed chunks if you forget to add the disposable filter. While a screen is reported by Perfect Pipe to last close to 50 bowls, I replace them at around the 25 bowl point because I can’t stand a dirty piece, even if it is still functional. Most people can expect a solid 50 bowls before the piece could use maintenance though.