Smelting is a method of producing refined goods in Minecraft, also known as melting, baking, cooking, burning, drying, or producing. It has the same idea as crafting Crafting is the method by which many blocks, tools, and materials are made in Minecraft. In order to craft something, players must move items from their inventory to a crafting grid. A 2×2 crafting grid ; one must put in acceptable ingredients, and a corresponding output will be given. Be that as it may, smelting utilizes furnace Furnace Type Solid Block Requirements None Physics No Transparency Partial (when active) Luminance Yes, 13 (when active) Blast resistance 17.5 Hardness 3.5 Tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No First appearances See History Drops blocks, which have a unique interface: one "input" field for the object that will be heated, one field for the fuel, and one "output" field for the final smelted product. For instance, two saplings Sapling Transparency Yes Luminance No Blast resistance 0 Tool Any tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No Drops Itself Data value dec: 06 hex: 6 bin: 110 Name sapling A sapling is an item that can be (fuel) could be used to smelt one wood Wood Transparency No Luminance No Blast resistance 10 Tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64), same species only Flammable Yes Experience Smelted: 0.15 Drops Itself Data values See Data values Name See Data values This article (input) into one charcoal (output).
To smelt something, an input material and a fuel must be loaded into the furnace. It will begin to smelt on its own and will continue to work if the menu is closed and the player leaves. You can tell whether a furnace is working or not by seeing if the furnace is lit or not and if the fire particle Particles are special graphical effects in Minecraft. Contents 1 Behavior 2 Types of particles 3 History 4 Issues 5 Trivia 6 Gallery Behavior edit | edit source] Particles always seem to face the player and effects are appearing or not. When the furnace begins to smelt, it will consume one piece of fuel and the fire gauge will fill up. As the input smelts, the fire gauge will slowly recede until it is gone, and then the next piece of fuel will be used. If there is no more fuel left, the furnace will be interrupted and the item will be uncooked. If fuel is burning and runs out of input, the fire gauge will continue to burn down, wasting the burn time left. Once the fire gauge is out, no more fuel will be used.
As things smelt, an arrow icon represents the cooking process. Each smelting operation takes 10 seconds and the progress will be shown on the arrow. If the furnace runs out of fuel before the arrow is filled up, then the input will not be smelted and the process will rewind at 2x speed. When the arrow fills up completely, one input item will be put into the output field as an output item.
If the player leaves a furnace while it is smelting and travels so far that the chunks Visualization of the ground portion of a single chunk. The entire chunk extends up to a height of 256. Chunks are 16 × 16 × 256 segments of the Minecraft worlds. Contents 1 Generation 1.1 unload, the smelting process will halt until the player returns. Smelting will also pause if one leaves the dimension the furnace is located in. If the player sleeps in a bed Bed Type Block Entity Physics No Transparency Yes Luminance No Blast resistance 1 Hardness 0.2 Tool Any tool Renewable Yes Stackable No Flammable PC: No, but catches fire from lava PE: No First appearances See while a furnace is smelting, the furnace`s progress will be the same as if the bed had not been used and no additional time had passed. This is because when a player sleeps in a bed, no time actually passes. Instead, the game sets the time of day to morning.
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Processing ores and materials
|0.7||Used to craft various items. See Iron Ingot|
|1.0||Used to craft various items. See Gold Ingot|
|0.1||Used to make transparent structures. Also used to craft Glass Panes, Glass Bottles, Stained Glass, Daylight Sensors, and Beacons.|
|0.1||Used as a building material. Also used for crafting Pressure Plates, Buttons, Stone Brick blocks, Redstone Comparators, and Redstone Repeaters.|
|0.3||Used to make Brick blocks and Flower Pots.|
|0.1||Used to make Nether Brick blocks.|
|0.35||Decoration block. Also used to make Dyed Terracotta.|
Cracked Stone Bricks
|0.1||Decoration block. Also spawns in strongholds.|
The following ores can be smelted, but in these cases this is unnecessary and wasteful. All these ores will yield their product freely when mined with an appropriate pickaxe. The ore blocks themselves can only be obtained with the Silk Touch enchantment. Also, these ores either produce multiple drops when mined, or they may do so when mined with a Fortune-enchanted pickaxe. Smelting, be that as it may, will always give only a single unit of the product. Mining the ore blocks will also give far more experience.
|1.0||Used to craft various items. |
When normally mined drops 1 diamond and 3–7 exp.
Lapis Lazuli Ore
|0.2||Used as a dye, to enchant items, and to craft a Lapis Lazuli Block. |
When normally mined drops 4–8 lapis lazuli and 2–5 exp.
|0.7||Used in crafting Crafting is the method by which many blocks, tools, and materials are made in Minecraft. In order to craft something, players must move items from their inventory to a crafting grid. A 2×2 crafting grid , brewing, and redstone circuits. |
When normally mined drops 4–5 redstone and 1–5 exp.
|0.1||Used as a fuel and as lighting. |
When normally mined drops 1 coal and 0–2 exp.
|1.0||Used for trading and to craft emerald blocks. |
When normally mined drops 1 emerald and 3–7 exp.
Nether Quartz Ore
|0.2||Used to craft various items |
When normally mined drops 1 Nether Quartz and 2–5 exp.
Tools, weapons and armor
Tools, armor and horse armor made from iron; chainmail armor
|0.1||Can be crafted back into iron ingots|
Tools, armor and horse armor made from gold
|0.1||Can be crafted back into gold ingots|
Other smeltable items
|0.2||Used as a dye.|
|0.15||Used to craft Torches and Fire Charges and as fuel in a Furnace or in a Minecart with Furnace. Ingredient must be a plain wood block, not sticks or planks.|
Popped Chorus Fruit
|0.1||Used to make purpur blocks.|
|0.15||Used to soak up water. Drying a Sponge allows it to be reused.|
- See also: Tutorials/Choosing a fuel
Sleeping while smelting/cooking items will not speed up the process.
Note that after a piece of fuel has started burning, you cannot stop it from burning, though you can remove any unburnt pieces of fuel. If there are fewer items than the fuel can burn, some of the fuel will be wasted. Accordingly, you will usually want to smelt things in multiples of 8 (when burning lumps of coal or charcoal), or occasionally 3 (2 wooden planks). For individual smelts, you can use sticks or saplings, 2 of which smelt 1 item.
When starting a new world, burning your wooden tools (once you have stone) is a quick way to make your first lump or two of charcoal. They each still smelt a complete item even if almost used up.
For larger jobs, a single lava bucket or a block of coal can burn more items than will fit in the furnace—both input and output are limited to a stack of 64, but a block of coal burns 80, and lava can burn 100. To use lava efficiently, keep the remaining load of 36 or 16 items handy, and put it in during the middle third of the burn (after it has done that many, but before it exhausts the original stack). Remember to both refill the un-smelted items, and remove the smelted product. A despawn timer on a note block may help.
Alternately, you can use hoppers on top and bottom of the furnace. This will automatically feed and empty the furnace, but loses the experience gained by manually unloading the furnace. For larger smelting jobs, a third hopper can feed in fuel (empty buckets will go in the output hopper).
|Fuel||Burning time |
|Number of |
|Number of |
stack of fuel
|Amount to |
light a furnace
|Seconds per |
wood block (log)
|Amount needed to |
burn a stack (64) of items
Block of Coal
|8||512||6.75||23.7s to 80s |
typ 68.6s to 70s
Wooden Pressure Plate
Fuel types and smelt times
|Fuel||Burning Time (seconds)||Amount required to burn a stack (64)|
|Block of Coal||800||Less than 1|
|Boat||20 (60 for Pocket Edition)||32 (11)|
|Wooden Tools and Weapons||10||64|
|Wooden Pressure Plates||15||43|
|Lava Bucket||1,000||Less than 1|