A blast furnace is the most important item you can have in your inventory. Like furnace, it is also used to smelt items in the game. It is much efficient and smelts twice as fast as a normal furnace. However, it can only be used to melt gold, ore blocks, tools or chainmail. It can be found in armorer houses. If there is no armorer villager already using a blast furnace then any villager can change his profession and become armorer.
Making Blast Furnace in Minecraft | Step by Step Guide
In order to make a blast furnace, you need to gather following ingredients:
- One Furnace.
- Five Iron Ingots.
- Three Pieces of Smooth Stone.
A furnace is a very important material in order to create blast furnace so, if you do not have a furnace then you need to craft it first. All it takes is eight pieces of cobblestone in the crafting grid.
You also need five iron ingots to create a blast furnace. Firstly, get iron ores by mining up the areas around you. After that, smelt the iron ores to get iron ingots. It will take a couple of seconds to get iron ingots.
Now it is time to collect third material that is Smooth stone. For that, you need to smelt the cobblestones into smooth stones. Now that you have gathered all the materials, it is time to follow these steps:
Step By Step Guide Making Blast Furnace
1. Open the Crafting Menu
Open the crafting menu that looks like this:
2. Add items to the Crafting Menu
After opening the 3×3 crafting menu, place the furnace in the middle of the grid. Place three pieces of smooth stones beneath the furnace and fill up the remaining portion with five iron ingots. It is very important that you place the materials in the exact pattern as described. After filing up the grid, it should look like this:
3. Move the Blast Furnace to Inventory
After following the right pattern, you will see blast furnace appearing in the right box. Move it to your inventory now.
Pro tips for Ensuring an Effective Blast in Minecraft
You might have seen a Blast furnace in nearby villages. If you give them all the materials, they will provide you with a good quality armor. If You do not see any armor house but see a blast furnace then, there are some mobs who can change profession and turn into an armorer. Also, in the creative mode of Minecraft for JAVA edition, you will see a blast furnace in decoration ore blocks.
To use the blast furnace, you need to place the item and fuel on blast furnace to change its status to ‘lit’. Any item that you place on it will be smelted at a much faster rate than regular furnace.
It is important to note that the blast furnace burns items twice as fast as a regular furnace but since its output is fast, the same number of resources are also used per item. In simple words, a regular furnace has the power to smelt eight items with one coal and blast furnace also has the power to smelt eight items with one coal, just twice as fast. This comes in handy if you are trying to collect many iron pieces to create an iron golem.
Making a blast furnace just takes 1-2 minutes of your valuable time. It can smelt any item made of iron, gold or chainmail twice as fast the regular furnace. The performance of a blast furnace is simply amazing and now that you know how to create one, you can ace any challenge. Hopefully, now you will be able to craft a furnace in no time.