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Functional Canning Station and Custom Canning Skill (Update 17th April 2019)

by icemunmun Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 7:04 PM - Updated 16th Apr 2019 at 8:43 PM by icemunmun : Updated to the Get Famous patch
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Update - 17th November 2019 Patch

--- Updated to Patch :UPDATE: 4/16/2019 — PC / Mac

Update - 14, November 2018 : Get Famous Patch

--- Updated to Patch :11/13/2018 — PC / Mac

(Only the preserves require re-downloading, not the base mod)

Compatible with PC / Mac

1. Introduction

I loved the Canning Station from Sims 3 and have been wanting to recreate it in sims 4 for quite some time. When I saw the poll for the eco Living SP, I knew this theme was not going to win because Laundry!!
Anyway so I took up my half finished stuff and finished it asap!

2. What does the mod do? Catalog Details

The Mod adds -

i) Canning station (To make various kinds of preserves)
Catalog Details -
Name - Canning Station
Price - 2000 Simoleons
Location - Appliances --- > Stove
Presets - 6 presets

ii) A new 10 level custom Canning Skill

iii) Retail GTW shelves - Comes in two sizes

Catalog Details -
Name - Canning Preserve Display / Canning Preserve Display - Medium Height
Price - 200/120 Simoleons
Location - Surfaces --- > Display
- Function --- > Retail
Presets - 10 presets
Slots - 24 small + 6 medium / 16 small + 6 medium

3. Interaction on the Canning Station

i) Make Jam ( Available from Canning Skill Level 0)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Jam which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (This is my Jam!)

ii) Make Pickles (Available from Canning Skill Level 3)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Pickles which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (Pickled Life!)

iii) Make Spreads (Available from Canning Skill Level 6)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Spread which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (Spread The Love)

4. Canning Skill

--- 10 Level Skill
--- 3 Skill Books available from the bookshelf :---
i) Canning Skill Vol 1: To Can or Not to Can?
ii) Canning Skill Vol 2: Cantastic Fruits and Where to Can Them
iii) Canning Skill Vol 3: If I can can, I will can!

--- Custom Skill icon
--- Custom Speech and thought bubbles
--- Skill can be gained by reading the skill books or by making Preserves
--- Different Skill levels unlock different Preserves
--- Making Preserves is a Custom Club Activity (Get Together EP)

--- Custom Canning steps

5. Table of Jams, Pickle, Spreads

6. Jars


--- Each Jar costs 120 simoleons. Price maybe modified according to skill level

--- Jar can be sold from Inventory/Retail Shelves/City Living Craft tables

--- Jars of preserves do not spoil

--- Jars are not found in the catalog but are searchable by the name of the preserve (If you want to grab them quickly)

Interaction on the Jars

i) Eat
--- Sim eats Jam/pickle/Spread directly from the jar with a fork
(Issue - The jar has the lid on while being eaten from. Also sometimes the empty jars shows prices. Please ignore and clean them up. No cheating and selling empty jars!)
--- Gets special moodlet
ii) Eat with Bread
--- The Jar is consumed and 6 plates of Bread with preserve appears in the inventory.
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread can be eaten as normal food
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread is toddler compatible
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread can be packed into Lunch Sacks (Parenthood GP)
iii) Sell To Evil Corporation
--- Jar can be sold for a hefty profit
--- Sim gets Special buff

8. Custom Buffs

9. Requirement -

Outdoor Retreat Required

10. Compatibility - Outdoor Retreat Required

11. Issues - Mainly graphical at lowest settings - The canning pot becomes translucent
- The skill icon disaappears - to be fixed in the next update

12. Future direction - Addition of more moodlets
- More options for gameplay enhancement
- Support for more EA and Custom harvestables as they are released

13. Patch Level - Made with Game Version PC Version / Mac Version

14. Conflicts: Should not conflict with any other mod

15. Polycount

16. Translations - Traditional Chinese (konansock , wuccwzt ), POR_BR (simshout), German (Jevi) and French (YuuNyuu)

17. Thanks

-EA Maxis for Grandma's Canning Station for some meshes and ideas
-Sims 4 studio
- Canning station Overhaul by Butterbot for inspiration
- All my simming friends for the feedback and encouragement. Love you all!
-Thank you to everybody who have reported issues and helped in testing

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP

Size: 1.30 MB · Downloads: 148,044 · 16th Apr 2019
1.30 MB 148,044 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA_IngredientOptional.rar | Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables. Ingredients optional

Size: 3.62 MB · Downloads: 106,824 · 16th Apr 2019
3.62 MB 106,824 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables

Size: 3.64 MB · Downloads: 159,787 · 16th Apr 2019
3.64 MB 159,787 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom_IngredientOptional.rar | Preserves using Custom harvestables. Ingredient Optional

Size: 3.70 MB · Downloads: 93,296 · 16th Apr 2019
3.70 MB 93,296 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Preserves using Custom harvestables

Size: 3.69 MB · Downloads: 135,167 · 16th Apr 2019
3.69 MB 135,167 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Canning_Base.rar | Main mod File

Size: 3.67 MB · Downloads: 195,748 · 16th Apr 2019
3.67 MB 195,748 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Required for the Preserve bread

Size: 11.8 KB · Downloads: 151,555 · 16th Apr 2019
11.8 KB 151,555 16th Apr 2019

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Sims 4 + 1 GPs

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Type: Skilling Other

Tags: #Canning Station, #Custom canning Skill, #Custom harvestable, #Gardening, #Skilling, #Plants, #functional Object, #Craftable