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Are Weber Starter Cubes safe to use in the BGE?

GBCGBC Posts: 58
I've been using the BGE starter blocks, however I'm wondering if the Weber starter cubes are safe to use.


  • rsmith193rsmith193 Posts: 219
    I've used them for years with no problems.
    I soak a few paper towels in veggie oil, TeePee the lump around the towels and light.  It is a cheap solution and no worries of damage to your egg.  It is also very fast.
  • GBCGBC Posts: 58
    So it has no chemicals that soak into the porcelain, like lighter fluid would?
  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 1,182
    +1 on paper towel w/ cooking oil. Cheap, easy, reliable. Give it a shot.
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  • HotwingkingHotwingking Posts: 266
    I have used them a lot, never had a problem
  • beteezbeteez Posts: 504
    No prob,em on the weber cubes
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    STANGOJE said:
    I soak a few paper towels in veggie oil, TeePee the lump around the towels and light.  It is a cheap solution and no worries of damage to your egg.  It is also very fast.
    And - if you have a deep fryer, you can use the old oil to start the egg, only cost is the paper towel, which could be a used napkin or not too soiled paper towel. 
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  • The Weber cubes are just paraffin wax, so they should be fine.  The BGE squares are just paraffin and sawdust, basically.

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  • QDudeQDude Posts: 667
    I've used them with no problems - no smell.  Very easy to use.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • nealcr1nealcr1 Posts: 180
    I have used them as well. Work great and no smell.
    Mini Max, Medium BGE, Large BGE, Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman, Digi Q II, Woo 2, AR with Oval setup
  • CAT SellerCAT Seller Posts: 208
    Large owner for 7 years now. After my two free boxes of bge squares, I have been using the weber cubes since. I buy them by the case, and can get them down to a cost of $0.13 to .16 per cube. No problems here.
    If it ain't a CAT, it's a dog!!! 2 LBGE's & BGE Backyard Chef Edition Cart
  • llrickmanllrickman Posts: 589
    Pretty much all ive ever used in my BGE is Weber cubes they are cheap and work very well
    2 LBGE
    Digi Q
    green Thermapen

    Albuquerque, NM
  • StoicDudeStoicDude Posts: 80
    Been using Weber cubes for 4 years now. Never an issue and no smells. They are one of the cheapest starter items around.
  • bodskibodski Posts: 462

    I've been using these since I got my egg. Still working on the same box. A little over $ 0.10 each. I'll also use a napkin and oil from time to time.



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  • lewisj82lewisj82 Posts: 184
    I soak up bacon grease with a paper towel and use that to light my egg. Works great, plus... bacon!

    BGE XL- Tomball, TX

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