How To Make A Cauldron In Minecraft

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a cauldron in Minecraft!

A Minecraft cauldron is a block that contains water, and if you use Bedrock Edition, it can also contain potions, lava, and stained water.

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required For Making A Cauldron

  • 7 Iron ingots

Steps To Make A Cauldron

Step 1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To create a cauldron in Minecraft, let’s first open your crafting table. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

How To Make A Cauldron In Minecraft

Step 2. Add The Iron Ingots To The Menu

On the craft table, add the 7 iron blocks to the grid.

You need to add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row, place 1 iron bar in the 1st box and 1 iron bar in the 3rd box. In the second row, place 1 iron rod in the 1st compartment and 1 iron rod in the 3rd compartment. On the third row, place 3 iron blocks, one in each box. This is the recipe for the Minecraft cauldron.

How To Make A Cauldron In Minecraft

Now that you’ve added the items to the grid as described above, you’ll notice that the cauldron appears in the box on the right.

Step 3. Move The Cauldron To Your Inventory

After you’ve made the cauldron, you’ll need to drag it to your inventory to use it.

How To Make A Cauldron In Minecraft

And that’s how you craft a cauldron! A Minecraft cauldron is a block used to hold water (and fill water bottles), and if you’re using the Bedrock Edition, it can also hold potions, lava, and dyed water (to dye leather armor, for example).

How To Make A Cauldron In Minecraft

Minecraft Cauldron Command

You can also use a Give command to create cauldrons in Minecraft. This command is available in the following editions of the game:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Educational Edition

To run the cauldron command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher cauldron command

/give @p cauldron 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p cauldron 1 0


1. How long does it take for lava to fill a cauldron?

about 20 minutes
The cauldron will slowly keep filling up with lava! It will take about 20 minutes on default tick speed but if you place more next to each other, then you can get a lot of lava very quickly for all your smelting and obsidian needs.

2. Does lava in a cauldron spread fire?

Lava. A lava cauldron emits a light level of 15 and a Redstone level of 3 when used with a Redstone Comparator. It will still burn you if you go inside of it, but the lava cannot catch wood or other objects on fire when contained in a cauldron.

3. How do you put a potion in a cauldron in Minecraft?

In Bedrock Edition, a cauldron can hold normal potions, splash potions and lingering potions. Using a potion on a cauldron empties the potion and increases the level of the potion in the cauldron by one level. A glass bottle can then be used on a cauldron with a potion in it, filling the bottle with that potion.

4. What do you use cauldrons for in Minecraft?

In Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, cauldrons can be used to hold brewed potions (i.e. Potion of Weakness) and can be used to create tipped arrows with the potion effect, or even fill bottles when the player needs them.

5. Can I put a fish in a cauldron?

You bucket fish using water buckets. You can place water buckets into cauldrons. Thus, you should be able to put fish into cauldrons using buckets.

6. Can you catch honey in a cauldron?

Putting a cauldron under a dripping bee nest/hive will slowly fill it with honey. … Honey cauldrons have 4 levels (not counting empty), and they can be used to cure poison (1 level), fill bottles with honey (1 level), and fill buckets with honey (4 levels).

7. Can you put a potion in a cauldron Java?

In addition to holding water, cauldrons can hold lava and powder snow in Java Edition. … Though Java Edition cauldrons cannot hold potions or be used to dye leather armor like in Bedrock Edition, they can still be used to remove dyes and redesign banners.

8. How do you make a stonecutter in Minecraft?

To make a stonecutter in Minecraft requires three blocks of stone and a single iron ingot. Using a furnace, smelt three cobblestone blocks to produce three blocks of stone. An iron ingot comes from smelting iron ore found underground.

How To Make A Cauldron Video Tutorial

In this video, you will see how we used the cauldron recipe to make a cauldron and how to use it in the game.

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