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This article is about training the Cooking skill. For the skill itself, see Cooking.


Cook the highest level Fishing (skill).svg fish available until you unlock the Furnace and Pot recipes. Then cook the highest level baked good (furnace) or soup (pot) available. Use Farming (skill).svg Farming to maintain the Allotments required for these recipes.

Upgrade the Cooking Fire, Furnace, and Pot to the highest possible level at all times. The lowest requirements for the Furnace and Pot are:

  1. Furnace: Smithing Level 15, Firemaking Level 15, 500 Normal Logs (item).svg Normal Logs, 500 Bronze Bar (item).svg Bronze Bar
  2. Pot: Smithing Level 25, 400 Bronze Bar (item).svg Bronze Bar

Passive cooking will not slow down or speed up training; passive cooking is strictly for gaining more food while cooking. Passive cooking can be used as a way to cook off small amounts of excess fish or allotments for eating or selling, but in general, as it does not provide Skill XP or item Mastery XP, it can be ignored.

Using Cooking Gloves (item).svg Cooking Gloves will increase your chances of successfully cooking, which will increase the rate of training while at low mastery levels by making sure you are more consistently gaining experience.

Alternatively, you can benefit from the lower success chance at low mastery levels by using the Pig (item).svg Pig and Mole (item).svg Mole Synergy to generate a high level of Coal Ore (item).svg Coal Ore. Using this synergy for as long as necessary is highly recommended as the coal output far exceeds that of Mining (skill).svg Mining, and the extremely high XP rates for cooking with the Furnace and Pot make the loss of experience from failed cooks not as painful as it would be on other skills.



The following things can be used to increase the amount of Cooking XP received.

Action Time

The following things can be used to reduce the amount of time per action in Cooking.

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