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Bowl JE2 BE2.png
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Yes (64)

Bowls are containers that can hold certain foods.



Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Planks



Bowls can be obtained as a "junk" item while fishing.


A bowl containing food becomes an empty bowl when the food is eaten.

Mob loot[]

When a turtle is killed by a lightning bolt, it drops 1 bowl.[1][2]


Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Beetroot Soup Beetroot +

Mushroom Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +

Rabbit Stew Cooked Rabbit +
Carrot +
Baked Potato +
Any Mushroom +

Suspicious Stew Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
Bowl +
Any Flower


Using a bowl on a mooshroom turns the bowl into mushroom stew or suspicious stew. The stew can then be consumed immediately and the process repeated, making this an excellent way to quickly restore depleted hunger and saturation with almost no cost or effort.


Bowls can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 0.5 items per bowl in Java Edition, and 1 item per bowl in Bedrock Edition.

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key


Java Edition Indev
0.3120100130Bowl JE1 BE1.png Added bowls.
Bowls are used to craft mushroom soup.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseAdded mooshrooms, which can be milked with a bowl.
1.7.213w36aBowls can now be obtained as one of the "junk" items by fishing.
1.814w27aBowls are now used to craft rabbit stew.
1.915w31aBowls are now used to craft beetroot soup.
1.1116w33aBowls can now be used to fuel furnaces.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 281.
18w07aTurtles drop 0 to 1 bowls if killed by lightning.[1]
1.1418w43aBowl JE2 BE2.png The texture of bowls has now been changed.
Bowls are now used to craft suspicious stew.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.2.0Bowl JE1 BE1.png Added bowls. They are currently unobtainable and serve no purpose.
v0.3.0Bowls are now craftable. They still serve no purpose.
v0.4.0Bowls are now used to craft mushroom stew.
v0.5.0Bowls now appear in the nether reactor.
v0.8.0build 2Bowls are now used to craft beetroot soup.
v0.9.0build 1Added bowls to creative mode.
Mooshrooms can now be "milked" to obtain mushroom stew.
v0.12.1build 1Bowls are no longer available from the nether reactor.
v0.13.0build 1Bowls are now used to craft rabbit stew.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta JE2 BE2.png The texture of bowls has now been changed.
1.13.0beta can now be used to craft suspicious stew.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Bowl JE1 BE1.png Added bowls.
TU9Bowls now stack to 64.
1.90 Bowl JE2 BE2.png The texture of bowls has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Bowl JE1 BE1.png Added bowls.


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  • in Bedrock Edition, bowls are actually more fuel efficient than sticks. If 6 wood planks are crafted into 8 bowls, 8 items can be smelted; but if those are crafted into 12 sticks, only 6 items can be smelted. This can be useful when the player only has access to Nether wood types, which cannot be used as fuel.

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