4. Syrian Bowls

The difference between a Syrian and an Egyptian shisha bowl is that the hookah tube goes inside the base of the bowl while on a Syrian bowl the base of the bowl goes inside the shisha pipe stem 

1. Pros and Cons

 + Low cost. Widely available and cheap clay bowl

– Ash contamination. Ashes pass trough the foil and get into the shisha

– Possible burning of the tobacco. Still possible burn the tobacco if it is overheated

– Breaking. Clay and Pyrex bowls can break.

– The tobacco heats unevenly and from time to time the tobacco overheats (burns) giving a bitter tasteless smoke

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