Smelting

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Smelting (also known as cooking, baking, burning, or producing) is the main method to "smelt". It is an action using a furnace, blast furnacesmoker, or a campfire where a player converts ore or another block into something else by heating it with fuel. For example, one stick/sapling/bowl smelts 0.5 blocks, wood/wood plank smelts 1.5 blocks, coal/charcoal smelts 8 blocks, a block of coal smelts 80 blocks, and a lava bucket smelts 100 blocks. Each item takes ten seconds to be smelted by default.

Fuel Types and Smelt Times[edit | edit source]

Fuel Burning Time (seconds) Amount needed to burn a stack (64) of items
Lava Bucket 1,000 0.64
Block of Coal 800 0.8
Dried Kelp Block 200 3.2
Blaze Rod 120 5.3
Coal 80 8
Charcoal 80 8
Boat 60 10.6
Scaffolding[Bedrock Edition only] 60 10.6
Scaffolding[Java Edition only] 20 32
Log 15 42.6
Planks 15 42.6
Pressure Plate(wooden) 15 42.6
Fence 15 42.6
Fence Gate 15 42.6
Stairs(wooden) 15 42.6
Trapdoor(wooden) 15 42.6
Crafting Table 15 42.6
Cartography Table 15 42.6
Fletching Table 15 42.6
Smithing Table 15 42.6
Loom 15 42.6
Bookshelf 15 42.6
Lectern 15 42.6
Composter 15 42.6
Chest 15 42.
Trapped Chest 15 42.6
Barrel 15 42.6
Daylight Detector 15 42.6
Jukebox 15 42.6
Note Block 15 42.6
Huge Mushrooms[Bedrock Edition only] 15 42.6
Banner 15 42.6
Wooden Slab[Bedrock Edition only] 15 42.6
Wooden Slab[Java Edition only] 7.5 85.3
Bow[Java Edition only] 15 42.6
Bow[Bedrock Edition only] 10 64
Fishing Rod 15 42.6
Ladder 15 42.6
Button(wooden)[Bedrock Edition only] 15 42.6
Button(wooden)[Java Edition only] 5 128
Wooden Pickaxe 10 64
Wooden Shovel 10 64
Wooden Hoe 10 64
Wooden Axe 10 64
Wooden Sword 10 64
Sign 10 64
Door(wooden) 10 64
Bowl[Bedrock Edition only] 10 64
Bowl[Java Edition only] 5 128
Saplings 5 128
Stick 5 128
Wool[Java Edition only] 5 128
Carpet[Java Edition only] 3.35 191.04
Bamboo 2.5 256

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If a player configures the settings by using Data Packs (1.13+), by changing the cooking time to a smaller value (smaller than 200), the smelting length can be quicker.
    • Increasing the value beyond the default (200) will slow down the cooking time.
  • If a player breaks the furnace while it's smelting something, no experience will drop, but any items inside will drop.
  • A Blast Furnace only smelts ores, no food.
  • Hoppers can input fuel and items into a furnace and remove the smelted items, making automatic smelters possible.
  • A Smoker can cook only food.