I agree with "burn em if you can,return em if you can, and move on." and I agree that there was a pretty serious pellet shortage at the time, lucky for MWP. I don't agree with your statement that they necessitated just a "little extra maintenence". My ash vac was used daily for these pellets, sometimes TWICE daily. And I lost handfuls and handfuls and handfuls of unburned pellets bouncing off that big daily clinker into my ash pan. True, no one ever said they were great, no one ever said they were good either. In fact the large majority said they were CRAP. Long way between great and crap. So let's not understate the low quality of these garbage pellets and call a spade a spade. I would try a bag of them in my new Omega though just as an experiment to see how it handles very crappy pellets. FG.