Blast Furnace Minecraft

A blast furnace is a block that, like a furnace, smelts ores, raw metals, iron armor, and equipment but at twice the speed. Tools, guns, and armor are essential items that improve a Minecraft player's ability to survive. The Blast Furnace is simple to make if you have the required materials, which too aren't difficult to obtain. 


What is a blast furnace?

In blast furnace, the object is smelted twice as quickly as in a normal furnace, the fuel is consumed at twice the rate, resulting in the same number of objects melted per fuel. The output will then be used to collect the product. 

Required Materials to make a blast furnace in Minecraft

  1. Furnace
  2. Iron Ingots
  3. Smooth Stones


When it comes to Minecraft, a furnace is one of the most recognizable blocks that can be found in the game. It’s a block that is usually acquired within the first few minutes of opening a new world. The furnace works as a basic smelting and cooking device that players can use to turn their mined ores—like iron and gold—into ingots, cook the food they collect from animals around the world, and more.

-Iron ingots:

To craft an iron ingot, you will have to put a piece of iron ore into a furnace. Put the iron ore into the top slot of your furnace and fuel into your bottom like the picture below:

Required Materials to make a blast furnace in Minecraft- Iron Ingots

5 Iron ingots are needed so 5 Iron ores will be needed. Iron can only be mined with a stone pickaxe or better; using a wooden or gold pickaxe will not yield any ore. Once it is mined, the user will gain an ore block that they can place, but they will not be able to make any items using the ore. In order to craft an object of iron it has to be converted into an ingot by smelting it in a furnace. 

-Smooth Stones:

Stone bricks are some of Minecraft's best construction materials. They are quick to create and come from materials that are relatively easier to obtain. There are many kinds of stone bricks that can be crafted or found. In the world of Minecraft, stone bricks make up much of the houses, ruins, and some hidden sites. Smooth Stone is a kind of stone brick that exists in Minecraft. They are made by smelting stones. 

Required Materials to make a blast furnace in Minecraft- Smooth Stones

Step by Step Guide on how/how to make a blast furnace in Minecraft?

1. Open the crafting table:

Open your crafting table to begin crafting the blast furnace with the obtained ingredients contained in your inventory. Once you open your crafting table you will have the 3x3 crafting grid similar to the picture below:

How to make a blast furnace in Minecraft

This guide explains more about how to make a crafting table.

2. Place Iron Ingots:

Place the iron ingots in a upside U structure as shown in the picture below:

Placing Iron Ingots

3. Place the smooth stones:

Completely fill the 3rd row with smooth stones.

Placing the smooth stones

4. Place the furnace:

Finally, place a furnace in the center of the grid. Doing so will result in the blast furnace being produced as the output. 

Placing the furnace

5. Place the blast furnace into your inventory:

Now that the Blast Furnace has been made, click and drag it to your inventory.

Placing the blast furnace into the inventory

Usage of blast furnace in Minecraft:

Once an item and a fuel are placed into the blast furnace, the block state changes to lit and the item is smelted twice as fast as a regular furnace with fuel being burnt at twice the rate as well. A hopper can be fed into a blast furnace and can also be used to pick up things from it, much like a regular furnace. These serve as the counterpart to smokers, which are used mainly to cook food faster.


  1. A blast furnace emits a small amount of light of level 13, which is one light level less than that of a torch. 
  2. Blast furnaces can interact with hoppers.


Congratulations! You have made your very own blast furnace. A blast furnace will help you gear up faster and thus assist in fending off the many mobs trying to attack you. Lastly, the materials required for crafting a blast furnace aren’t difficult to obtain either so its recommended that you make yourself one. 

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