Canning Machine

Canning Machine
Type Machine

Luminance No
Tool ?
Stackable Yes (64)

The Canning Machine puts food into Tin Cans, which, can be stacked up to 64. It also is used to refill Fuel Cans and Jetpacks.

To start canning, put the food you want to can in the upper slot and the cans in the lower slot and supply power, either by cable or with a battery in the left slot.

Different foods fill a different number of cans, depending on the type of food. The Item List details the different amounts of cans generated for each type of food. Canned food can be stacked, regardless of what food was used to create it, allowing you to stack different food types and save valuable inventory space.

Note: if you're using BuildCraft Pipes there is a bug in IC2 1.337b where the output sides of the canning machine are reversed. So if you want to attach a pipe to extract filled cans you need to attach it to the left side of the machine.





Electronic Circuit






Canning Machine


Supply with food items (top slot) and Tin Cans (bottom slot).

Please note the above GUI is not correct. There is another Slot for an energy source.

Canned Food is eaten by right clicking on the filled can while holding it, like normal food.

Canning Machines are also used to fill Fuel Cans with fuel cells. Six fuel cells or biofuel ones are required to completely fill an empty fuel can.

Item List


Each can of food restores 1 point on the hunger meter. Because of this, it is particularly useful for weak and/or poisonous foods like Rotten Flesh, as canned food is always safe to eat no matter what food was used to create it. Each can will also restore 1 point of health, making it more useful than normal food if you have recently been injured or starving.

Eating a can of food does not consume the can; instead, it is returned to your inventory, or, if your inventory is full, dropped onto the ground.

Tin CanTin Can => Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Item Amount of cans produced
Cooked Porkchop Cooked Porkchop Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Mushroom Stew Mushroom Stew Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Steak Steak Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Bread Bread Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Cooked Chicken Cooked Chicken Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Cooked Fish Cooked Fish Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Apple Apple Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Golden Apple Golden Apple Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Raw Beef Raw Beef Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Raw Porkchop Raw Porkchop Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Rotten Flesh Rotten Flesh Canned Food (Opened)Canned Food (Opened)
Cookie Cookie Canned Food (Opened)
Melon Slice Melon Slice Canned Food (Opened)
Raw Chicken Raw Chicken Canned Food (Opened)
Raw Fish Raw Fish Canned Food (Opened)
Spider Eye Spider Eye Canned Food (Opened)

Fuel Can

Fuel Can (Empty)Fuel Can (Empty) => Fuel Can (Filled)Fuel Can (Filled)
Item Amount needed per can
Biofuel_Cell Biofuel Cell Biofuel_CellBiofuel_CellBiofuel_CellBiofuel_CellBiofuel_CellBiofuel_Cell
Coalfuel_Cell Coalfuel Cell Coalfuel_CellCoalfuel_CellCoalfuel_CellCoalfuel_CellCoalfuel_CellCoalfuel_Cell


JetpackJetpack => Jetpack (Refilled)Jetpack (Refilled)
Item Amount needed per complete refill
Biofuel Cell Biofuel Cell (18) Biofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel Cell

Biofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel CellBiofuel Cell

Coalfuel Cell Coalfuel Cell Coalfuel CellCoalfuel CellCoalfuel CellCoalfuel CellCoalfuel CellCoalfuel Cell


Input  ? EU/t
Output -
Storage -

Maximum Input: 32 EU/t before exploding


In an early version, the closed can must be opened by placing it in an crafting field. Before Minecraft 1.8 Beta food can not stacked, so the practical little Tin Cans was the only way to stack energy for your working Body. Some time behind the Minecraft Update, a consumed can of food healed one heart directly, instead of restoring hunger like normal foods. Currently, the primary uses of the canning machine in regards to food are its ability to cleanse foods such as zombie flesh and spider eyes of their negative effects, and to allow multiple types of food to stack into a single intentory space.

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