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.
The mod will add to Minecraft a smooth change of seasons. Now a green summer with rare storms will smoothly flow into an orange autumn with frequent small rains, and it, in turn, will slowly go into the winter with frequent snowfalls.
Fabric – a set of libraries that allow third-party developers to modify the game, in other words, run mods in minecraft 1.14 and higher. Factories are still in an early stage of development.