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on December 15, 2016
I live in an apartment, so making kindling is a bit of a pain. These start fairly easily, a few seconds on each corner with the lighter, and burn hot.
I've had no problem with these taking off, I just set one on the bottom of the fireplace, light it, wait until it takes, and put a couple of logs on top of it; in a few minutes I have a roaring fire. It takes away the need to maintain kindling and paper.
Highly recommended.
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on November 22, 2017
Absolutely love these! Just purchased another stash of them after having tested them over the last year. We use them to start up our pellet stove, which we use to heat the house all winter and during chilly parts of the spring and fall. I put a small handful of pellets in the tray, light one or two of these squares and set it on top, then turn on the stove and walk away.

Starts the pellet stove up with one match every time, and we have found that is works much better than any other method including the gel starters by Bear Mountain/GoldenFire, though sometimes I'll put down a light string of the gel on top of the pellets and under the fire squares if I want to really get the fire roaring quickly.

I have also used these to get the fire pit, smoker, and Weber kettle grill fired up with 100% success rates. I really could not be happier with these squares. I am also impressed with MN Warehouse Deals, who sold the fire starters to me last year, as well. I had no need to contact them, but was impressed the at the price last year and this year was identical and a better deal per unit and fires than other sellers and starters on Amazon. I will remain a loyal customer to both Midwest Hearth and MN Warehouse Deals with this setup.
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on March 29, 2016
The only trouble I've ever had is trying to start my BBQ when I run out of these things. I need to always have them handy, because once you start a fire with these, you'll realize that another method is way too much work. Lights quick and easy, even after being kept out on the porch with the box open to humidity, moisture, etc. Great product.
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on February 11, 2016
I tried this product a couple evenings ago.
It took 1 match on the edge of the square and it burned for 15 minutes. It was a nice flame too, from 4 to 6 inches high most of those 15 minutes. Not much else to say here, I lit it and it burned well.
I recommend this product to those that need quick and easy fire starting.
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on January 8, 2018
I have to admit that I was a little nervous when I saw how small each tile is when you break it off. However, it really works! And great! The description was kidding when it said they light right away...they light fast. And, the 10 minute burn time is accurate too. I used to use the Duraflame starter fire logs, but they were HUGE compared to these! And that means much less "stuff" in the chimney. Not only that, but you get double the amount of "tiles" with this product versus the Duraflame fire logs. Finally, the Duraflame logs did not light nearly as quick with this and left much more residue after burning off. I plan to use these for all my fire starts now. Great product!
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on January 5, 2018
These are a great value. I have a Kamado Joe Classic, and I generally only use one small square, unless I'm in a rush then I'll use two. But one small square will get your coal going. They light relatively easy without special equipment, and they don't fall apart and make a mess in your storage bin. I didn't detect any odor, and they appear to burn clean and completely. I'll buy them again.
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on November 10, 2017
I had used these fire-starters at a resort with fireplaces in each room. They offer an inexpensive, easy and effective way to get a fire started with no mess, no fuss, no smell. As effective as they are in starting a fire, they are brilliant at rekindling a going fire that needs a boost. I searched the web for these "squares" and found the best deal here through Amazon. Minimal packaging impressed me with the company's commitment to an environmentally sustainable product. Their use is efficient and fast! I'm very satisfied with the experience of ordering, the quick delivery of my purchase and with the product itself.
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on October 12, 2017
Hard to light, but once lit, they go like crazy. I tried getting some coals going with these in a ceramaic cooker., I lit some paper underneath them, and they did not ignite. They were black and charred from where the flames were licking them. My other starters would have been lit for sure, but they are 10x the price. I broke the squares up into little pieces (not easy nor clean), once I did that, they caught fire on the second try and then burned very well and got my coals up and running quickly. I used two squares, I could probably get away with one square for lighting the coals.
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Top Contributor: Guitarson October 9, 2017
I love these for starting the grill and camp fires. This stuff is the best kindling I've ever used. It's like a compressed waxy cardboard. It lights extremely fast and burns very slow. So its great to catch larger things on fire. I bought a huge bunch and broke them out into a bunch of ziplock bags.

I would recommend these for grilling, camping trips, survival, bug out bags, fire pits, really anywhere you may think you need to start a fire.
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on May 4, 2017
Works well. Learned the hard way. Must be completely burned before cooking meat.
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