Cooking Pots allow you to rapidly bulk-cook food, and ores and other smeltable items, over a fire.
Cooking pots consist of three parts:
A block to burn, with a
[Cook] sign on it. (Netherrack recommended)
A fire on the block with the sign on it.
A chest, to cook inside.
Placing raw ingredients into the cooking pot will cause it to cook them.
It is possible to open the chest by right clicking the cook sign even if the chest is obstructed, therefore making it possible to put blocks over the top of the chest.
The cooking pot can be configured to require fuel. Even in the case that fuel isn’t required, it still impacts the cooking process.
If fuel isn’t required, cooking speed is increased whilst fuel is provided.
To refuel the mechanic, right click the sign with a fuel source.