How to use a Minecraft Blast Furnace

Want to know more about the Minecraft Blast Furnace? Maybe you’re thinking about making one but not sure if it’s worth the materials needed. There’s no denying that there’s a lot to learn when you first start playing in the blocky sandbox and so you may be wondering if crafting a Blast Furnace should be something you put high on your to-do list.

While this specialised crafting station works in a very similar way to the normal Furnace, it can smelt certain tools and armor as well as ores. The good news is that it can do it twice as fast too. So if you’re fed up with waiting impatiently for your ingots, the Blast Furnace could be your answer. This guide tells you everything you need to know about the Minecraft Blast Furnace, including its many uses and how to craft one.

How to craft a Minecraft Blast Furnace

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Crafting the Blast Furnace is relatively easy, provided you have the required ingredients—and even then, they’re not particularly difficult to get hold of. You need one Furnace, five Iron Ingots, and three pieces of Smooth Stone.