Smelting (cooking) is used for many things, such as cooking food and making glass. To be able to use the smelter, the player will need to have a fuel and an item to heat. The most common used fuel used is Charcoal because it is renewable and made very easily from smelting wood first. Another easily acquired form of fuel is coal, which can be mined. Some wooden items, such as stick or wooden planks, can be used as a fuel also. Some fuel lasts longer than others. For instance, a bucket of lava will power the furnace ten times longer than charcoal.
Cooking food items usually makes it edible or heal more hunger points. Cooked meat can be obtained from animals if they die while on fire.
|Raw Porkchop||Cooked Porkchop|
|Raw bacon||Cooked bacon|
|Raw Chicken||Cooked chicken|
|Raw mutton||Cooked mutton|
|Raw fish||Cooked fish|
|Raw salmon||Cooked salmon|
|Iron ore||Iron ingot|
|Gold ore||Gold ingot|
Crafting a furnace
To be able to make a furnace you will need to require 8 blocks of cobblestone and craft in a square shape using a crafting table. This method is similar to crafting a chest, in that the center crafting square is left empty.