A blast furnace in Minecraft is a block that cooks ores, raw metals, armor, and tools into iron and gold, just like a conventional furnace, but at twice the rate.
Blast furnaces are very useful if you mine a lot of ore or if you regularly need to break things down into their respective materials. If you have resources available, why not make a block that can do a faster job than your regular old furnace ?
In this Minecraft blast furnace guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know about building this essential workstation, as well as how to use it so you can melt down those extra materials.
How do you make a blast furnace in Minecraft ?
Making the blast furnace is relatively easy, as long as you have the necessary ingredients, and even then, they’re not particularly hard to find. You need a furnace, five iron ingots and three pieces of smooth stone.
Natural generation of the blast furnace
Blast furnaces can be generated naturally in any armory, provided you manage to find one in a village.
How does the blast furnace work in Minecraft ?
Using a blast furnace is more or less the same as using a regular furnace. Just put fuel in the lower left section, and the object to be melted in the upper left section. Remember that blast furnaces can only melt objects, not food, for the latter you will have to go through a smoker. If they do it twice as fast, they also use twice as much fuel.
The most common way to use the blast furnace is to smelt blocks of ore into ingots, but you can also use it to smelt weapons, tools and armor. Everything else has to go through a normal furnace.