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What's the order of "best fuels"?

Example: Coal cooks less than lava and blaze rods, wood cooks less than coal, etc.

What's the order of fuels based on their 'cooking quantity'?

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Just use stacks of coal, they work the best and you can smelt 8 items with one coal so a total of 512 items with one stack of coal. –  Gigala Jul 25 at 11:42

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Fuel efficiency found in Furnace

[Fuel] - [Amount needed to burn a stack (64) of items]

  1. Lava Bucket - 0.64
  2. Block of Coal - 0.8
  3. Blaze Rod - 5.3
  4. Charcoal - 8
  5. Coal - 8
  6. Huge Mushrooms - 43
  7. Wood and Wood structures - 43
  8. Wood tools and weapons - 64
  9. Wooden Slabs - 86
  10. Stick - 128
  11. Saplings - 128
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Do not that efficiency is not the only thing you should take into account. Renewability (is a resource infinite or not) comes into play too, as well as "obtainability" (how easy is it to get/transport the resource). Lava buckets use iron, which is non-renewable. Blaze rods are infinite, and easily obtainable when you have a blaze spawner. –  Konerak Jun 20 '13 at 6:17
    
Would be awesome if charcoal blocks existed –  Flaunting Jul 25 at 11:41

Sorting the entries in this table based on the last column gives this list:

  • Lava Bucket
  • Block of Coal
  • Blaze Rod
  • Charcoal
  • Coal
  • Fence
  • Fence Gate
  • Wooden Stairs
  • Wooden Pressure Plate
  • Wood Planks
  • Wood
  • Chest
  • Trapped Chest
  • Daylight Sensor
  • Bookshelf
  • Crafting Table
  • Trapdoor
  • Huge Mushrooms
  • Note Block
  • Jukebox
  • Wooden Tools and Weapons
  • Wooden Slabs
  • Stick
  • Saplings
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Found an even better list

Under the section "Fuel efficiency"

From most to least efficient (according to new list):

  • Lava Bucket
  • Block of coal
  • Blaze rod
  • coal
  • charcoal
  • Huge Mushrooms
  • Note Block
  • Jukebox
  • Daylight Sensor
  • Trapped Chest
  • Chest
  • Bookshelf
  • Crafting table
  • Trapdoor
  • Wooden Stairs
  • Fence Gate
  • Fence
  • Wooden preasure plate
  • Wood
  • Wood Planks
  • Wooden Tools and Weapons
  • Wooden slabs
  • Stick
  • Saplings

@Meraj99 - Because you can use them as fuel for a furnace xD

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Why are there bookshelves, huge mushroom blocks, swords in the list.... –  Meraj99 May 29 '13 at 13:53
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Burning jukeboxes...it's like a really efficient CD burning. Cast out the devil's music and repent! –  Alex May 29 '13 at 13:56

Lava bucket, block of coal, blaze rods, coal and charcoal are the good fuels, however if you are in a survival situation, you may need to use items like saplings and sticks.

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Least to Greatest, Blaze Rod, Lava Bucket, Coal, Charcoal, Wood, Wooden Planks, Wooden Slabs, Wooden Tools, Saplings.

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Um, that's greatest to least, and the order is kinda wrong. –  Meraj99 May 30 '13 at 13:01

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