What is a Minecraft Blast Furnace? And, while we’re at it, how do you make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft? There’s a lot to learn in this Mojang’s blocky universe, and the smelting items is one of them.  

This specialized tool works in a similar way to a regular Furnace, but you can only use it for smelting ores and particular armor and tools. What’s more, it can do it at twice the speed (AMAZING). 

With the guide below you’ll be walked through how to create a Minecraft Blast Furnace with a recipe that will let you create it and then use it to make some goodies!

How to craft a Minecraft Blast Furnace

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Crafting the Blast Furnace is super duper easy, well that’s only if you have the right ingredients. You need one Furnace, five Iron Ingots, and three pieces of Smooth Stone.

If you still haven’t made the regular furnace you’ll need eight pieces of Cobblestone, which is common. If you can’t find cobblestone, just dig down, you may be surprised how quickly you find some!

Get Iron Ingots by smelting down Iron Ore blocks. You can also make one by combining nine Iron Nuggets, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

Finally, make Smooth Stone by cooking Cobblestone twice. The first time it turns to Stone, and to Smooth Stone the second. Mix them all together, and you’re good to go.

How to use a Blast Furnace in Minecraft

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To use the furnace, it’s quite easy just pop some fuel in the bottom-left section, and follow it with a smeltable item in the top-left section. 

Remember, Blast Furnaces can only smelt things. But, while they do so at twice the speed, it uses fuel at twice the rate too. But can you really put a price on the time you’ll save? 

The most common way to use the Blast Furnace is to smelt down blocks of ore into ingots, but you can also use them to melt down weapons, tools, and armor. Everything else has to go through a normal Furnace.