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A Blast Furnace placed in a house after the player learned how to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft.
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How to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft

The Blast Furnace can smelt ores twice as fast, can smelt your old gear into usable nuggets, or even change villagers into armorers. It’s easy to see why you’d want one, since they’re really useful blocks. So let’s learn how to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft, shall we?

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How to make a Blast Furnace in Minecraft

To make a Blast Furnace, you’ll need the following items.

  • 5x Iron Ingots
  • 1x Furnace
  • 3x Smoothstone

Once you have these items, fill the bottom row of a Crafting table with Smoothstone blocks. Put the normal Furnace in the middle slot of the Crafting table, and then fill all the remaining slots with Iron Ingots. This recipe should produce the Blast Furnace in Minecraft.

The Recipe for a Blast Furnace in Minecraft, showing how to make it.
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Where to find all the materials

Firstly, getting Smoothstone is pretty easy. We have a guide for that already if you want to learn how to make Smoothstone in Minecraft. Check that out, and then let’s look at the other stuff you’ll need. Everything’s pretty easy to find.

How to get Iron Ingots in Minecraft

To get Iron Ingots, you’ll have to find Iron Ore out in the world. It is pretty easy to find, and you can get some in any cave — and you won’t even have to go too deep in. Sometimes, you can even find Iron Ore out in the open, without having to go into a cave. In my case, I found some in a Ravine.

Iron Ore in a Ravine in Minecraft, showing players what it looks like and where to find it in-game.
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I bet if I look around more, I’ll find tons down here. You can even just dig a strip mine, as I explain in the article covering where to find Diamonds in Minecraft (which you should check out if you need some Diamonds!)

Once you’ve found some iron, mine it and collect the ores. Next up, you’ll need a furnace to smelt the ores. You need eight Cobblestone to build a furnace. Just place the blocks in a Crafting table and leave the middle slot open, like this:

The recipe for a Furnace laid out on a crafting table showing players how to make a Furnace in Minecraft.
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You might want to build a second Furnace, since you’ll need that to craft the Blasting Furnace. Finally, you can find Cobblestone anywhere by mining normal Stone blocks.

How do you use a Blast Furnace

Iron armor being smelted in a Blast Furnace, showing players how to use a Blast Furnace in Minecraft.
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The Blast Furnace has many uses in Minecraft, but for the most part, it’s just a more efficient Furnace and smelts things at twice the speed. You can smelt ores, armors, and certain other things — but you can’t cook food in a Blast Furnace. For a more efficient cooking appliance, you need the Smoker.

The other way to use a Blast Furnace is if you need an armorer in your nearest village, but you don’t have one. Place the block in a house in the village, and one of the villagers without a profession should become an armorer eventually.

Then you can trade with that armorer and get what you need.

And that’s all there is to making a Blast Furnace in Minecraft. If you’re ready to get all the Diamonds you could ever want, find out how to make an Enchantment Table in Minecraft, and how to make a Bookshelf in-game. You’ll need them if you want endless Diamonds.

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Kyle Ferreira
As the content manager at Upcomer, Kyle brings a lifetime of gaming and over seven years of professional writing experience to the platform. He holds a tender spot for indie games, but can sometimes be found in an FPS getting destroyed in a fruitless attempt to relive his old CS 1.6 glory days. After which he can usually be found licking his wounds in a chill game of Kenshi.