better packaging, convenient & durable barrel container for storing
no messy breaking apart, 100 cubes already broken into pieces, can use right away
easy to light, fire last for 5-8 minutes even in the most severe weather conditions
cost effective. 2 cubes (23cents) to light charcoal chimney
NEW & IMPROVED KATON CUBES
● 100 ecological charcoal fire starter cubes already broken into pieces, no messy breaking apart. Can use right away ● better packaging, convenient & durable barrel container for storing. ● non toxic, leaves no odor and burns completely ● easy to light, fire last for 5-8 minutes even in the most severe weather conditions ● very popular for fireplace, grill stove and Big Green Egg owners ● cube size: 25X18X15mm made of wooden chips and paraffin wax ● safer than lighter fluid, no spill or accidental burn ● cost effective. 2 cubes (23cents) to light charcoal chimney ● comply with EN1860:2003
NOTE: ALL REVIEWS BELOW BEFORE SEPTEMBER 2016 IS ABOUT THE OLD KATON CUBES THAT HAVE 4-32CUBES BLOCK IN A BOX. KATON CUBES MANUFACTURER LISTENS TO CUSTOMERS' REVIEW AND MAKE IMPROVEMENTS. NEW KATON CUBES STARTS SELLING AUGUST 2016.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I did a side by side comparison with the Katon Cubes and the Weber cubes. The Weber cubes had a lot bigger flame and they both lasted for about 5:45 minutes. I figured out that the Weber cubes are about $0.14 and the katon cubes are about $0.11 a piece.
They don't work as well as the Meeco SureStart squares but they do work. My problem is the smell. You have to store them in a freezer bag to keep your house from smelling like a chemical plant. The description on Amazon says the cubes are wood chips impregnated with paraffin wax. I'm a retired chemical engineer and the smell is not coming from "paraffin wax". Paraffin wax is for all practical purposes, odorless. This smell is coming from what I think is an unidentified aliphatic hydrocarbon (solvent). I recognize the smell but I don't remember its identity. Unfortunately my wife burned the empty box before I had a chance to read the ingredients.
I'm adding this a day or two later. The odor went right through the freezer bag - I am returning the product.
I was using the Weber cubes before but decided to give these a try. They don't look as nice as the other cubes I was using before and they take slightly longer to light but you get way more for your money and once they light up, they work every bit as well.
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