We bought a case of them from Walmart on one trip that we couldn't find any decent or decent priced firewood. I think there were 6 or 8 in the case and we've used 2 of them in about as many years. They give off very little flame or light, smoke fairly badly, and have a chemical smell to me. I'm not really a fan. Personally I'd rather have no fire than a duraflame only one. If they actually burned a bit more they'd be decent, but there's very little flame on them to me.