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The Electric Furnace is an improved and more costly version of the Iron Furnace.
The benefits of this device compared to the Iron Furnace are that the Electric Furnace is 23.1% faster and, as the name indicates, uses electricity. By running on electricity instead of burning items, it is able to shut off immediately upon finishing (thus avoiding wasting energy). You can best take advantage of this by having some form of energy storage between the Electric Furnace and the generator(s).
The Electric Furnace uses approximately 390 EU per operation. When connected to a Generator, one piece of (char)coal will provide 10 operations. On the other hand, an Iron Furnace uses 400 EUs per operation (Coal has an EU yield of 4000 in a Generator and provides 10 operations in an Iron Furnace) and it doesn't stop when there is nothing left to smelt. Additionally, an Electric Furnace can be powered by alternative sources such as Solar Panels.
Providing more than 32EU/t will make the furnace explode.
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