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Top Contributor: Petson October 12, 2017
Nope - they work, but at the price per cube it gets expensive. And they don't work that great. Using 1 will EVENTUALLY get my large BGE coals going, but 2 or 3 are better and that is like $2.10 per fire at $.70 each ($16.89 for 24 count). Gonna settle on a different way to start my coals.

I have experimented with these, the Primo's, the Weber's & the little waxy cubes. The BGE's are most expensive, followed by Primo, then Weber and the little waxy things at like $.10 each work just as well as the more expensive stuff. I say "works just as well", but they don't really work that well. They take a long time for one to get a large BGE going. I can use a chimney starter thingy and get decent coals faster than these using a couple wads of newspaper. Easier yet is my electric starter that allows me to have a good wide start in about 10 min. I'm done with the starter cubes.
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on March 10, 2015
These are pretty good but I still prefer the white Weber cubes. I like the "all natural" aspect of these but they are harder to light and more expensive than the Weber option and I don't find there is any difference in the taste of the resulting grilled food. If I couldn't get the Weber cubes, this would be my second choice.
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Actually more expensive than Ace Hardware
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on November 7, 2014
Excellent starters for our big green egg. We remain faithful to the brand on these (unlike for the charcoal, for example, since we found comparable charcoal for much cheaper - see my review on FOGO charcoal on Amazon). Our box came a bit damaged from the seller but it didn't affect our use of the product, so not a big deal.
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on December 9, 2017
Hard to start without an oiled paper towel, even with a blowtorch. They do stay lit once they're ignited, but really the oiled paper towel by itself is just as good.
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on February 27, 2017
If you are a Big Green Egg person - you will need to start the coals without use of lighter fluid....use this item best for your food and best for your Egg!
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on November 27, 2017
These are the best fire starters I have ever used. They light super fast and are great for Big Green Eggs and anywhere you need to start a fire. We take them camping and they are great for getting campfires going also.
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on December 26, 2017
These are great for true low-temperature smoking.
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on June 15, 2018
Love these is very easy to get the egg going
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on June 18, 2018
Charcoal starting made easy.
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