How to Prep Ingredients in The Sims 4

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How to Prep Ingredients in The Sims 4
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In The Sims 4, the time it takes to cook food can get stressful, especially if you’re cooking for your family or before work. Depending on the dish, cooking can take over an hour. Fortunately, prepping ingredients can cut this time in half and reduce the cost of your meals, saving you time and money in the long term. To learn more, continue reading to discover how to prep ingredients in The Sims 4.

How to Prep Ingredients in The Sims 4: Home Chef Hustle

As part of the Home Chef Hustle stuff pack in The Sims 4, you can prep ingredients by purchasing a ChowBella Stand Mixer in the build menu for 750 Simoleons, placing it on a counter, and selecting the appliance to choose your food. Prepping ingredients costs money, but you can reduce the cost by gathering and using fresh ingredients. Your prep options also scale with your cooking level, with level four unlocking every available stand mixer recipe.

If you have the Simple Living lot challenge, you’ll have to gather various ingredients to make prepped foods such as flour, vegetables, and fish. If you have a vegetarian or lactose-intolerant Sim, you can also make meat substitutes and lactose-free batters to cook with.

The Appliance Wiz introduces various objectives related to the stand mixer, like collecting prepped ingredients while inspired, using fresh ingredients, and gathering excellent-quality prepped ingredients. You’ll naturally finish these as you use the appliance more often and increase your cooking skills, with skills like gardening and fishing pairing well with them.

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About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.