You will definitely like the modification called FastFurnace if you want to make your own gameplay an order of magnitude easier than before. This modification will allow you, by compiling the stoves to each other, to accelerate the speed of melting and cooking.
FastFurnace Mod for Minecraft 1.15.2
Obviously a good mod that can come in handy.
Install Minecraft Forge
Move files from the archive to mods
Download Link: FastFurnace