Top 5 Uses for Cauldrons in Minecraft

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Top 5 Uses for Cauldrons in Minecraft

A cauldron in Minecraft is a block that has several uses. While players who are new to the game may be confused on how to craft and use this block, they should definitely check it out as it is quite useful in specific scenarios. One of the most fascinating features of this block is that it can store different types of liquids.

Players can create the block by creating a U-shaped configuration with seven iron ingots on a crafting table. Block also spawns naturally in structures like swamp huts, igloo cellars, forest mansions, and villages. Players can simply break the block with the pickaxe to get it.

Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinion of the writer only.


Top 5 Uses for Cauldrons in Minecraft

5) Keep snow powder naturally

Players can fill cauldrons with powdered snow during snowy weather or pour it from a bucket in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)
Players can fill cauldrons with powdered snow during snowy weather or pour it from a bucket in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)

Powder Snow is a new block type and non-mafia entity that can be stored in a cauldron. It is a special type of snow that any entity can sink into and gradually suffer freeze damage.

If players place a cauldron in a cold biome, it will gradually fill while the biome is snowing. Players can also farm powder snow this way. Once the cauldron is full, the snow can be removed by using an empty bucket to obtain a bucket of powdered snow.


4) Dyed Leather Armor (Bedrock Edition)

Players can color the water in the cauldron and use it to dye leather armor parts in Minecraft Bedrock Edition (Image via Mojang)
Players can color the water in the cauldron and use it to dye leather armor parts in Minecraft Bedrock Edition (Image via Mojang)

In Bedrock Edition, players have access to an exclusive feature where they can color the water present inside a cauldron. When this is done, colored water can be used to dye leather armor parts.

Although players rarely wear leather armor, they can color different parts and hang them on an armor stand for display. For editions where the water inside a cauldron cannot be colored, players can simply dye the leather armor via a crafting table.


3) Villager Profession Change

Villagers can become leatherworkers through cauldrons in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)
Villagers can become leatherworkers through cauldrons in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)

In addition to storing various liquids and substances, this block can also act as a construction block. Players can use this block to turn a villager into a leatherworker. This particular professional can trade all kinds of leather-related items, such as horsehide armor and other leather armor parts.

During the day, players will see leather workers near their cauldrons, working on them. This does not affect blocking or how players normally use it.


2) Use in lava farm

The cauldron is an essential part of the lava farm in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)
The cauldron is an essential part of the lava farm in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)

Since the release of the 1.18 Caves and Cliffs update, lava farms have been extremely easy to create. Players can simply use Spiky Dripstones and Cauldrons to keep storing unlimited lava. A lava pool can be set up, below which the Pointed Dripstone will be located.

These Dripstones will drop chunks of lava that can be captured by cauldrons. After a while, these cauldrons will fill without the lava source running out. The cauldron is one of the key components when making such farms.


1) Retain water naturally

Water can be filled into a cauldron through rain and other natural means in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)
Water can be filled into a cauldron through rain and other natural means in Minecraft (Image via Mojang)

Water is the most common liquid that is stored in a cauldron. Players can mainly use it to farm water through natural means or use it to easily make water bottles for brewing. If the rain hits the cauldron directly, it will gradually begin to store water.

Similarly, if the block is under a Spiky Dripstone, it will start to store water from the Spiky Dripstone’s dripping when placed anywhere. This is a great way to create a water farm for making water bottles and buckets.


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