How To Make An Automatic Smelter In Minecraft

Here is the crafting recipe for an auto smelter in Minecraft 1.17 Caves & Cliffs update.

We all know the importance of smelting in Minecraft and also the amount of time and effort it takes. The 1.17 Caves & Cliffs update came in like a boon that allowed the players to make an automatic smelter. It however can be a little tricky to make, but the end results are worth it.  So in this guide, we will give you the recipe to craft an auto smelter and what items are required to make it in Minecraft.

You will need the following items to craft an automatic smelter in Minecraft:

  • x1 Furnace
  • x3 Chests
  • x3 Hoppers

 How to Create an Auto Smelter in Minecraft?

Auto Smelter Minecraft

  1. Place a Chest on the ground.
  2. Place a Hopper on top of this chest.
  3. Add a Furnace on top of this hopper.
  4. Then add two Furnaces on top of this hopper. The placement should be 1 exactly on the top and 1 on either left, right, front, or back of the furnace.
  5. Attach a Chest on top of all the Hoppers that are attached to the furnace.
  6. Insert a Switch on the bottom hopper to control the Hopper.

You can smelt the following items in this automatic smelter that you crafted in Minecraft:

  • Cobblestone
  • Clay
  • Gold ore
  • Iron ore
  • Netherrack
  • Sand
  • Wet sponges

Replacing the furnaces with blast furnaces will allow the players to smelt ores and nuggets faster. Similarly, replacing these furnaces with smokers will cook the food faster.

The chest on the ground is where all the smelted items will be gathered. The top chest will contain all the items that the players want to smelt. The hoppers will suck these items and transfer them to the furnaces. And the chest attached to the side will contain the fuel that will fuel the furnace.

This is a very cost-effective way to deal with your smelting given the countless hours that the player will save by manually doing this. They will skip the process of replacing the smelted and non-smelted items in the furnaces again and again. As an add-on, this auto smelter is also upgradable and can be powered up by adding more chests and furnaces.

So that is all for our guide on how to make an Auto Smelter in Minecraft. If you would like to know how to find iron in Minecraft, we have a guide on that too for you to check out.