Minecraft is an open-world sandbox game that is filled to the brim with possibilities. As you progress further into the game, the more materials and ores you will have access to. That's when the normal Furnace starts to fall off. Luckily, there's another efficient way to smelt items in the game - the Blast Furnace. And here's how to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft.

 Furnace Minecraft
This guy takes way too long to smelt items.

Blast Furnace in Minecraft

The Blast Furnace is a welcoming upgrade of the normal Furnace in Minecraft. It smelts everything at double the speed of the previous one. However, there's a catch to this. You will receive less EXP from smelting items and the Blast Furnace consumes fuel faster. But the EXP loss can be offset by building an EXP farm.

Minecraft added the Blast Furnace in the Village & Pillage update. Its main purpose is for smelting ore blocks and tools of iron, gold, or chainmail. Also, you cannot cook food using a Blast Furnace. Instead, you can make a smoker to cook food faster in the game.

Blast Furnace Minecraft
Use a Blast Furnace to speed up smelting by 200%.

In the natural world, Blast Furnace spawns in villages where there's an armorer house. Players can break the Blast Furnace using a pickaxe.

How to Make A Blast Furnace in Minecraft?

In order to craft one Blast Furnace, players will need to gather the following materials:

  • Iron Ingots x5 (Mining)
  • Furnace x1 (Crafted with 8 cobblestones)
  • Smooth Stone x3 (Smelting cobblestones)

Once you have acquired all the materials needed, proceed to follow the steps below:

Minecraft Blast Furnace Recipe Crafting
Here's the Blast Furnace recipe.
  • #1 Right-click the Crafting Table to open it.
  • #2 Place 3 Smooth Stone in the bottom line.
  • #3 Place the Furnace in the middle slot.
  • #4 Fill the remaining slots in the Crafting Table with Iron Ingots.
  • #5 Drag the Blast Furnace into your inventory.

Those are the 5 easy steps to craft a Blast Furnace in Minecraft. It will be a sizeable upgrade from the Furnace to help you cut the smelting process of items in half.

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