There are a lot of different items you can use to cook with, some of which you will be very suprised to see. These are Coal, Charcoal, Wood, Wooden Planks, Wooden Slabs, Saplings, wooden tools, wooden pressure plates, Sticks, Fences, Wooden Stairs, Trapdoors, Crafting Tables, Bookshelves, Chests, Jukeboxes, Note Blocks, Blaze Rods and 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 36 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.