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Nope - they work, but at the price per cube it gets expensive.
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.