“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”
I absolutely hate doing the dishes. It is by far my least favorite chore and, as much as I hate to admit it, I usually leave the dishes for hubby. My friends and family tease me since we have a dishwasher, they tell me that doing the dishes can’t be all that bad since all I have to do is stick them in the dishwasher and turn it on. Well, when you put it that way, no it isn’t too terrible. Unfortunately, getting the dishes clean in my house just isn’t that simple. I have to pre-wash everything, almost to the point of completely washing it clean, before I can put it in the dishwasher because if I don’t, the dishes come out still dirty and I have to rewash them again. Sometimes, I have had to wash the dishes three times just to get them clean! Completely ridiculous and a total waste of electricity. I shouldn’t have to wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher to wash them yet that’s what I always have to do. I figure I have two options: 1) get a new dishwasher which is totally not going to happen. We live in a rent house and I don’t see them replacing the appliance anytime soon. It’s old but still works, it just doesn’t work well. Or, 2) find a better dishwashing detergent to try and tackle these dishes with since my current one doesn’t seem cut out for the job. Growing tired of my dreaded dish washing routine and failing at my search for a good dishwashing detergent, I was thrilled to have the chance to apply for a Cascade Campaign through Mom Central Consulting! I was so excited when I received the email saying I was accepted, I couldn’t wait to receive my Cascade Platinum dishwasher detergent and put it to the test!
Cascade Platinum Pacs
Cascade Platinum is a new premium product designed to deliver Cascade’s most powerful clean while helping to main the sparkling look of dishwasher interiors.
- Delivers Cascade’s ultimate clean for dishes
- Scrubs away tough 24 hour stuck-on food
- Eliminates the need to pre-wash dishes
- Provides exceptional dishware shine
- Contains the Grease Fighting Power of Dawn
Cascade Platinum feature a premium, advanced triple-action formula designed to deliver Cascade’s best-in-market performance:
- Increased enzyme power delivers better tough food cleaning
- Unique liquid-top dual surfactant system delivers exceptional shine for dishes AND helps keep your dishwasher sparkling
- Specially designed chelant and polymer system helps prevent hard-water film build-up on your dishes, glasses, and even the interior walls of your dishwasher
- The chelant is designed to fight calcium that comes in with hard-water and food to help deliver virtually film-free dishes wash after wash
My Cascade Platinum Pacs arrived at the perfect time, hubby was in the kitchen ready to deal with the dishes so we were able to try out these new pacs right away. Since I have gotten into the habit of pre-washing, I started to pre-wash a plate when I remember I wasn’t going to have to this time around. Instead of taking almost thirty minutes just to load the dishwasher, we had it loaded and started within just minutes. I honestly couldn’t wait to see if the dishes were really clean when the washing was done.
The moment of truth arrived, time to check out the dishes! I was floored with how clean our dishes were! Oh my, everything was so clean, there was not a single dish/fork/cup that needed to be rewashed or even rinsed. I was beyond thrilled. I seriously can’t remember the last time I didn’t have to rewash at least one casserole dish or pot or pan. Not a single speck of dried on food was left, not gross looking waster spots, all I had to do was put the clean dishes away and get ready for the next load. Needless to say, our dishwashing time has severely been cut in half (and I’m sure my electric and water bills will reflect this as well!) and now I don’t hate doing the dishes quite as much. Okay, still my least favorite chore but now I don’t dread dealing with the dishes so much. As for getting the inside of our dishwasher clean, I think it did a fantastic job. This poor dishwasher has definitely seen better days and there are some spots inside that I don’t think will ever truly come clean but after using Cascade Platinum I did notice a difference in how clean the inside was.
Sorry for no dish pictures, I received an important phone call as we were taking care of things and hubby finished up while I was on the phone. I’ll try to remember to get a few to update with!
A fun little bit of information I learned is that Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine, Gail Simmons, has partnered with Cascade to discuss why presentation is just as important as preparation. Considering so many now “eat with their eyes” thanks to Instagram and Facebook posts, presentation is so important and even the easiest recipes can pop with the right presentation. You can learn more about Cascade’s partnership with Gail Simmons on Cascade’s Facebook Page and Cascade’s YouTube Page.
Clean, sparkling dishes, no more pre-wash, no more having to rewash numerous times… what more could a tired mommy ask for?! How about a chance to win a brand new KitchenAid dishwasher and six month supply of Cascade Platinum OR a Platinum Kitchen Makeover!!?
Cascade #MyPlatinum Instagram Contest:
The Cascade “My Platinum” contest is a four-week Instagram Contest encouraging fans to upload photos related to the weekly contest themes. Show off how sparkly Cascade makes all your pots, pans and plates!
*Visit the Contest Page for more information on how to enter and submit photos. Don’t have Instagram yet? No worries, you can sign up and it’s free!
Each week two contestants will be selected to receive a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher! Plus, one lucky grand prize winner will receive a Platinum Kitchen Makeover!
To win, make sure to register and upload a photo with the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade. *Participants that have not registered will be disqualified from winning*
Each week will have a 6-day entry period:
Week 1: My Platinum Plate (Entry Period: 6/3-6/9)
Show us your best dish styled from the sparkling plate up!
Week 2: My Platinum Bite (Entry Period: 6/10-6/16)
Show us your best bite and most creative use of sparkling silverware!
- Week 3: My Platinum Clink (Entry Period: 6/17-6/23)
Show us how you serve up creative concoctions in sparkling glasses. Cheers!
- Week 4: My Platinum Table (Entry Period: 6/24-6/30)
Show us your sparkling tablescape for your most special celebrations!
- Grand Prize Winner (Entry: 6/3-6/30)
Good Luck Everyone!
Visit Cascade’s Website for more information about Cascade Platinum!