• ChestGo to Chest
  • Trapped ChestGo to Trapped Chest
  • FurnaceGo to Furnace
  • Brewing StandGo to Brewing Stand
  • DropperGo to Dropper
  • DispenserGo to Dispenser
  • HopperGo to Hopper
  • Large Chest
  • Ender ChestGo to Ender Chest
  • Shulker BoxGo to Shulker Box

Containers are Blocks that have Inventories in which Items can be stored or processed in.

Types of Containers

Redstone Signal

When a Container is connected to a Redstone Comparator it generates a Redstone signal. The strength of the Redstone signal depends on how full the container is, and how many items it contains. For example, a Chest with 10 items will send a greater signal than a Chest with 5 items.

Note that Items that can not be stacked give a stronger signal than Items that can be stacked. An Item that can be stacked up to 16 Items, gives a stronger signal than those stackable up to 64 Items. A full Chest will generate a full strength signal reaching 15 Blocks.


  • The Ender Chest is not readable for fullness by a Redstone Comparator
  • Not a container per say, but a Minecart can hold either a Hopper or a Chest, and be used for containing items for transportation.
  • Similarly, Donkeys, Mules and Llamas can also hold a Chest, and thus carry extra items for the Player.
  • Chests were the first containers added to Minecraft.