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How to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft

Want to improve the rate at which you smelt items? Check out this guide on how to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft.

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Blast Furnaces in Minecraft

Blast Furnaces in Minecraft serve as the job site block for armorers and smelt certain items faster than a regular furnace. Here’s a guide on how to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft.

The Minecraft Overworld is full of ores for iron, coal, gold, Redstone, copper, diamond, and emerald. However, these ores in themselves aren’t useful for crafting valuable items. You need a furnace that turns them into ingots through smelting.

Smelting is a basic yet very important feature in Minecraft. While furnaces are the standard item used for smelting, it is equally common for players to make Blast Furnaces that smelt ores, raw metals, and metal armor and tools twice as quickly as a furnace.

Here’s how to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft.

Different types of furnaces in Minecraft

Materials required to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft

You need these items to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft:

  • Iron Ingots x5
  • Furnace x1
  • Smooth Stone x3

Iron Ingots in Minecraft can be obtained after smelting raw iron ore that is found underground. A furnace will not only help you smelt iron but is also one of the primary ingredients for making the Blast Furnace.

You can craft a furnace in the game with eight pieces of cobblestone that are abundantly found in the Overworld. In a 3×3 crafting grid, place eight pieces of cobblestone while leaving the central slot empty like this:

Crafting recipe to make a furnace in Minecraft

Lastly, to obtain Smooth Stone, you need to smelt cobblestone twice. It first turns into stone and when you smelt stone, it turns into Smooth Stone. We also have a detailed guide on the preparation of Smooth Stone in Minecraft.

Crafting recipe to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft

Start making a Blast Furnace in Minecraft by filling the top row of a 3×3 crafting table with iron ingots and the bottom-most row with Smooth Stone. Put a furnace in the central spot and fill the remaining spots with iron ingots.

Check out the image below for how to make a Blast Furnace :

Crafting recipe to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft

How to use a Blast Furnace in Minecraft

Using a Blast Furnace in Minecraft isn’t too different from a normal furnace. You’ll see two blocks in the Blast Furnace GUI. Place fuels like coal, charcoal, and wood in the lower block and the raw material you want to smelt in the upper block. Wait for the arrow to turn white and you’ll get the finished product on the right side of the GUI.

Although a Blast Furnace can smelt ores, raw metals, and metal objects at 2x speed, it cannot smelt anything else. Hence, do not discard your furnace after making a Blast variant. Despite being slow, the former has its own importance.

A Furance's GUI in Minecraft

Well, this was everything to know about crafting and using Blast Furnaces in Minecraft. For similar guides on the sandbox title, make sure to check out the best bow enchantments, how to show hitboxes, and how to make a cake.

Image Credits: Mojang