There are a lot of different items you can use to cook/smelt with, some of which you will be very suprised to see. These are:
- Wooden tools
- Wooden pressure plates
- Note Blocks
- Lava Buckets
There are 3 Achievements that are achieved with a Furnace, these are 'Hot Topic' which is achieved by making one with 8 Cobblestone, 'Delicious Fish' which is achieved by catching and cooking a Fish and 'Acquire Hardware' which is achieved by smelting Iron Ore into an Iron Ingot.
Tips & Tricks
- 8 Coal or Charcoal will smelt an entire stack of 64 items whereas it takes 43 wooden planks to smelt a stack of 64 items.
- A single bucket of Lava will smelt 100 blocks so place a stack of 64 blocks in the Furnace, return 6 minutes and 30 seconds later to remove 64 blocks and add another 36 blocks.
- If you have no torches then use a Furnace to light up an area, you can cook Wood in a Furnace so you can make some charcoal to use as a fuel to make torches.
- Furnaces also produce a light level by themselves while smelting.