Disclosure: 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 despise doing dishes. I think I would rather clean the kids’ bathroom (keep in mind I have a 5 year old boy) than do dishes in my house! Seriously.
Hubby and the kids do not understand the concept of cleaning up after themselves, rinsing dishes, placing dirty dishes in a dishwasher, starting a dishwasher or emptying said dishwasher.
Their idea of after dinner clean up?
Remove plate (cups usually get left on my table) and either set in the sink until it’s overflowing or set plate on counter (until its overflowing).
Then on my days off, I have to go through and do all the dishes. (Usually averaging 3 loads of dishes per my 4 days off!)
With our store brand dishwasher soap, I basically had to wash the dirty dishes before placing them in the dishwasher.
But with Cascade Platinum? Not anymore!
Cascade© Platinum Pacs feature an advanced triple action recipe that is specially designed to leave dishware virtually spot-free and help prevent the build-up of hard-water film on dishwasher walls. Cascade Platinum pacs have 3 different “dose offerings”:
The base (green) provides grease fighting power of Dawn plus fights tea and coffee stains plus provides brilliant shine plus is better for virtually spot free dishes.
The complete (blue) provides all of the above, but best virtually spot free dishes plus advanced tough food cleaning.
The platinum (purple) provides both of the above (including best virtually spot free dishes and advanced tough food cleaning) plus the best film prevention for sparkling machine.
I am super anal about my dishes. If they go through the dishwasher once and come out dirty – they go through again. If after the second run through the wash they come out dirty? They go in the garbage. No joke.
I am a germaphobe and hate dirty dishes.
With our store brand detergent, I was throwing away dishes every other day. So far, with our Cascade Platinum, I have thrown away one dish. (And it was an old stain that wasn’t going to budge!)
Look how sparkly my brand new wine glasses are! Not a single spot (and yes, they have been washed with Cascade Platinum!) With my old detergent, they would have been spotty. (I think I need to rewash every dish in my house with Cascade Platinum!)
Washing has become so much easier! Not to mention, Buddy’s new chore is putting in the Cascade Platinum pac and starting the dishwasher (and I don’t have to worry about loose powder being flung all over my floor!)
Cascade has teamed up with Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine, Gail Simmons, to discuss why presentation is just as important as preparation.
- From prep to plating: It’s more than just a great-tasting recipe, but also perfect presentation. Sparkling dishes, shining flat ware and spot-free glasses truly let you put your best food forward with culinary creations that pop!
- Gail recommends impressing with a Platinum Presentation: “The easiest recipes pop with unexpected, gourmet presentations. Drizzle bright sauces on sparkling white plates or layer desserts in crystal-clean glassware. Keep your presentation sparkling with Cascade Platinum, which keeps dishes perfect for anytime entertaining and impromptu guests.”
You can learn more about Cascade’s partnership with Gail Simmon’s by viewing videos available on their Facebook page.
Additionally, until June 30th, you can enter each week to win a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher through Cascade’s “My Platinum” 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, pan and plates!
First, visit the contest landing page for information on how to enter and submit images.
To win, you have 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 where Instagram users can enter the contest with their #MyPlatinum Photo. Cascade will choose two weekly winners and one final grand prize winner after the entry period has ended.
Please be sure to include both the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade in your entries to the contest
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: 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)
Be sure to register, use #MyPlatinum and tag @MyCascade on all photos to be entered to win! Good luck!