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Why smoker is so important in Minecraft

A smoker and crafting table (Image via Mojang)
A smoker and crafting table (Image via Mojang)

Many players begin a Minecraft world by crafting two specific blocks. A crafting table is always first so that players can craft the other blocks they need. The second block they craft after that is usually a furnace.

This is because furnaces provide a valuable service: smelting. Raw food and raw resources get turned into useful versions of themselves through a furnace.

However, down the line, an upgraded version of the furnace will be more helpful. Here's why smokers are so essential for players.


Why smokers are an important block in Minecraft

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Players can get by using furnaces for the entirety of their playthrough. However, using a blast furnace for resources and a smoker for food will prove to be extremely helpful.

A smoker will cook raw food in half the time a furnace will. The furnace smelt items at a speed of one every 10 seconds, which roughly translates to six items every minute. Smokers will cook food much faster, allowing players to get more done.

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Obtaining a smoker isn't difficult, either. Though that is a relatively rare occurrence, they can spawn in butcher's houses in Minecraft villages. They can be crafted with a furnace and four wood, logs, or stripped logs.

Smoker crafting recipe (Image via Mojang)
Smoker crafting recipe (Image via Mojang)

Any fuel source can be used in a smoker, including (in order from best to worst):

  • Lava bucket
  • Block of coal
  • Dried kelp block
  • Blaze rod
  • Piece of coal
  • Piece of charcoal
  • Boat
  • Scaffolding
  • Bee nest
  • Beehive
  • Log
  • Stripped log
  • Wood
  • Planks
  • Wooden Slabs
  • Wooden Stairs
  • Wooden Buttons
  • Wooden Pressure Plates
  • Wooden Trapdoors
  • Wooden Fenceposts
  • Wooden Fence Gates
  • Ladder
  • Crafting Table
  • Cartography Table
  • Fletching Table
  • Smithing Table
  • Loom
  • Bookshelf
  • Lecturn
  • Composter
  • Chest
  • Jukebox
  • Note Block
  • Barrel
  • Mushroom Block
  • Daylight Detector
  • Wooden Door
  • Wooden Sign
  • Any Wooden Tool (Crossbows, Bows, and Fishing Rods included)
  • Bowl
  • Sapling
  • Stick
  • Azalea
  • Any Wool (and Carpet)
  • Bamboo
  • Iron Nugget
  • Gold Nugget
  • Nether Brick

Using any Minecraft fuel source in a smoker will put them to much better use than in a furnace.

For detailed guides, walkthroughs, tips & more, check out SK Minecraft Wiki

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Edited by Yasho Amonkar
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