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|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
A furnace is also needed for some Crafting purposes. With the appropriate mould and Crafting level required, players can use the furnace to craft gold bars into jewellery (e.g. rings, necklaces, bracelets, amulets) with or without gems. Players can also craft silver bars into holy symbols, tiaras, unholy symbols, or lightning rods depending on their Crafting level and the mould they have in their inventory. Players may also make molten glass by smelting soda ash and a bucket of sand.
Players with Level 43 Magic may choose to use Superheat Item instead of furnaces for smelting, earning both Magic and Smithing experience, although this will prove costly as it requires 1 nature rune and 4 fire runes per bar. Superheat Item does not work for jewellery or melting glass.
The closest furnace to a bank is located in Edgeville (which no longer requires use of the Varrock Armour), which beats the one in Neitiznot furnace (requiring The Fremennik Isles to be completed) by one square and the Port Phasmatys furnace (requiring Priest in Peril to be completed) by three. Although, when comparing these three furnace/bank distances, there is hardly much of a difference. All of these furnaces are members only. For free players or members who do not have any of these requirements, the Al Kharid furnace is the closest to a bank if accessed from its rear-facing side. This has no requirements. If you need to use the furnace just once, then, if you're a new player with limited teleport options, you can also use the furnace in Lumbridge, which is a bit north of the teleport area.
|Furnace location||# of squares to bank||Notes|
|Al-Kharid||30||This furnace is located just a little north of the bank. It is very close to a bank and is excellent for players with many ores in their bank. This is the recommended furnace to use.|
|Falador||West bank: 39|
East bank: 54
|This furnace is located south of the centre. It is very close to both the east bank and the west bank. This is also a recommended furnace, though Al-Khaird's furnace is slightly closer to a bank.|
|Lumbridge||Second floor: 85|
Culinaromancer's Chest (members): 93
|This furnace is located north of Lumbridge castle. The next closest bank is in Lumbridge Castle.|
|Wilderness, Level 28||Unknown||Located in the Wilderness at level 28, it is only useful for the mines in the Wilderness. However, players can also be killed by other players while using this furnace.|
|East Ardougne||North bank: 41|
East bank: 64
|This furnace is very close to a bank and is great if a player has many ores in their bank.|
|Burgh de Rott||31||This furnace is not a good place to smelt as it is quite a run from the bank, and there are no significant mining areas nearby.|
|Edgeville||14||This is currently the closest furnace. As of 9 April 2015, it is accessible to all members. If wearing Varrock armour, players have a chance of smelting 2 bars at once for faster experience.|
|Entrana||Unknown||This furnace is mainly used in Crafting to make glass as all the materials are on the island. Bank is very far away.|
|Keldagrim||Unknown||The Giant Dwarf quest is needed to have been started or completed to enter the city. The furnace is actually Blast Furnace minigame. 2500 coins are needed to use it (if you are not above level 60 smithing). The upside is it uses half as much coal to make high level metal bars.|
|Zanaris||Unknown||The Lost City quest has to be completed to enter this fairy city. A bank is not very close.|
|Port Phasmatys||17||This furnace is the third closest furnace to a bank in RuneScape. Wearing a Ghostspeak amulet or Morytania legs 2 or higher speeds up banking but is not required.|
|Rellekka||Unknown||Usable after completing the quest The Fremennik Trials. A bank is a long walk away, but this furnace is the closest to an anvil in all of RuneScape.|
|Shilo Village||11||The Shilo Village quest is required to enter the village. Technically the closest to a bank but players must pay 20 coins every time they want to use it, unless they possess the Karamja gloves 4.|
|Tyras Camp||Unknown||A really long walk away from a bank. This furnace is the worst furnace in the game for speed and efficiency, and as such, is almost never used.|
|TzHaar city||Unknown||Is actually a lava forge but has the same options as furnace. Bank is near.|
|Neitiznot||15||The second closest furnace to a bank in all RuneScape. The Fremennik Isles quest is required.|
|Piscatoris||22||Quite close to a bank. Swan Song is required.|