One cube lights the coal fire, half a cube lights the wood burner... every time. Would have to be something wrong with your matches, your kindling or your fuel to fail with these.
stronger inner bag would be useful
These are very effective but the packaging is not ideal. The inner bag is very flimsy and tears extremely easily so that it cannot be re-closed.
They smell very strongly, stink the whole room out
The last ones I bought were not too bad, but the last packet I bought in January are awful. They smell so strongly I have trebled rapped them but they still stink the room out, I had to put them outside. They don’t light easily either. Will not buy again.
These work really well for me in our wood burning
These work really well for me in our wood burning stove. They are a bit slow to light, but that's probably part and parcel of then burning strong for the next few minutes to ensure your kindling gets lighted. I like that they aren't individually wrapped, so less waste plastic, but it does mean that there's a petroleum-like smell if you don't wrap it up in another bag.
Would buy time and time again!!!!! 10 out of 10
This product was Ah. Maze. Ing!!!!! I have used it before in my wood burner, and it has always worked really well, but I used it with some charcoal over lockdown, and I literally had to just snap off 3 pieces, placed them in the charcoal and lit them. I didn't have to do ANYTHING else and my bbq was ready in about 15 mins!!! I would recommend these to everyone.
Lights well and really gets the fire going
Use these all the time for both the BBQ and open fire, gets the fire going straight away. They burn for quite a whille unlike some that burn out too quickly. My fire place has a strong draw so i need these to make sure it lights well and doesn't go out. Great for the BBQ's too, sometimes it tricky lighting the BBQ with the wind and i've had others just get blown out and then sadly resorted to cooking inside. However i can always reply on these, just need to teach my husband how to actually cook on a BBQ !
Flames singe the edges of these before going out.
Trying to light coal in the Rayburn. Completely, totally useless.
They used to be good, but nowadays they just don't
They used to be good, but nowadays they just don't burn. Tonight I used 4 matches and still couldn't get it to light! Don't waste your money on these
Declining value - 3*** at a push.
It was once a "good quality" product but sadly no longer. I am irked by the difficulty of getting them to stay alight - not in itself an easy matter! Minutes elapse and one goes out just as I manage to get another one going - I use three daily in my wood-burner and the price is no longer justified. I can pay half as much for the same performance - and that is what I intend to do. Am sorry to give a poor review - any explanation would be welcomed.