How to use a Blast Furnace in Minecraft

Take your smelting to the next level with this Minecraft block.

Want to speed up your Minecraft smelting with your own blast furnace? If you don’t know how to craft one, then we have a quick step-by-step guide right here. Although you can turn iron ore into ingots using a regular furnace, blast furnaces are much more useful in the long run. To get as much of your iron resources as possible, take note of our tips on how to obtain this handy block.

Here’s how you can craft a blast furnace in Minecraft

Minecraft blast furnace recipe:

  • 1 Furnace
  • 5 Iron Ingots
  • 3 Smooth Stone Blocks
How to craft a minecraft blast furnace
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On the 3×3 grid of your crafting table, you have to first put the 3 smooth stone blocks on the bottom row. In the center square, place your furnace. Fill the remaining squares on the sides with iron ingots. The blast furnace will now be done!

How to craft the Minecraft blast furnace ingredients

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The ingredients of a blast furnace aren’t raw materials, so here are some tips on how to obtain them. A simple furnace can be made using 8 blocks of cobblestone arranged like a donut on the 3×3 crafting grid. Iron ingots can be smelted from iron ore via a furnace. And smooth stone blocks are also smelted from the stone block.

How to use a Minecraft Blast Furnace

Don’t know how to use a blast furnace in Minecraft? If you have any raw ores like gold and iron, put them in the blast furnace. You will need fuel, which can be coal, charcoal, wood, or even a bucket of lava, and it will immediately smelt.

Why are blast furnaces useful? Because they smelt iron and ores two times faster than a normal furnace. You’ll be able to save lots of smelting time just by making yourself a blast furnace. If you want to make it automatic, you can use Redstone systems and hoppers to feed it.

However, you can find yourself a blast furnace in some villages. The armorer villager will usually have a blast furnace if it spawned a home naturally. Alternatively, you can turn a villager into an armorer by giving it a blast furnace as a job block. Another villager job block that is useful to you is the grindstone, so check our Minecraft grindstone guide.

Where to use Iron

Iron is one of the most important early-game resources in Minecraft. It becomes part of many more advanced recipes for blocks that you will need. In the early game, you will want to prioritize iron for weapons and armor. You can also quickly craft yourself a shield with a block of iron and decorate it with a Minecraft banner.

Those are the basic things you need to know about making and using a blast furnace. Hopefully, your very own smelting center will be full of them for as many resources in as little time as possible.