Ever since I was a kid, I used rolled up, twisted newspaper and kindling to start fires in the fireplace. For the first half season with the wood stove, I followed tradition. But sometimes, especially with imperfectly seasoned wood, the fire just didn’t take off. And something about the stove’s small firebox made it more difficult to rekindle smoldering wood.
Then, like any dealer with a quality product – try it – you’ll like it – first one’s free -you’ll be hooked, the proprietor of Super Cedar Firestarters offered up some free samples in one of the discussion groups at hearth.com. I’m hooked. Just half of one of these gaines-burgers practically guarantees a rockin’ blaze. It has the side benefit of much less ash to clean out, which is a big plus, given how little my stove is.
Check their site every now and then or get on their mailing list. They do have special offers on super cedars occasionally, which make them an even better deal.