My mom loves to clean and always has a clean house. Growing up with her, we had a cleaning day each week and scrubbed everything until it was perfect. She wanted her dishes to be perfect, too, which is why she always used Cascade dish detergent. I learned from the best and now we not only have our own cleaning day, but I use Cascade as well!
Although I love Cascade, I have to admit that I have tried to skimp and try a different brand in the past. When I did, I totally learned my lesson. The first load came out a disgusting mess. The food did not completely wash off the dishes and my glasses had spots all over them. Double icky, right? Spots on glasses is definitely one of my pet peeves and something that will not stand in my house! When I have guests (and we do almost every weekend), I want my dishes to be beautiful and no spots are allowed on my glasses. Spots on glasses are so embarrassing, so, in the paste, I found myself pre-rinsing every single dish and cup before putting them in the dishwasher. Then, I'd hand-dry them after the wash.
Another great fact about Cascade Platinum it is so powerful that is easily cleans away 24-hour stuck on food! You know there are nights when you just don't want to do the dishes... and now you don't have to worry about food getting stuck and an inevitable second wash.
We definitely put Cascade Platinum to the test because we eat dinner at home almost every night. The dishwasher was totally full of dirty dishes, as you can see below:
The containers have food stuck to them and the dishes are dull and dirty, definitely in need of a good washing.
The boys couldn't wait to help out when loading the dishwasher the first time with Cascade Platinum and I was very happy with the extra hands!
Josiah put in the pack:
Liam closed up everything and we were ready to turn on the dishwasher:
Want to see my dishes after being washed? Even in the dishwasher you can tell the difference:
As soon as I opened the dishwasher, I could tell a difference in not only the dishes, but also the dishwasher. I immediately noticed how much shinier the dishes were. See how shiny they are compared to the first picture? Plus, the inside of the dishwasher just seems cleaner and now I don't feel the need to worry so much about hard water or buying expensive products to deal with the lasting effects. Cascade Platinum is definitely an upgrade and something we will continue using! We highly recommend giving this a try because we love it.
Gail Simmons Partners with Cascade
Who else loves Top Chef? My husband and I watch every season. Gail Simmons, one of the judges and editor of Food+Wine Magazine, has partnered with Cascade to discuss presentation and preparation and why they are both very important. You may make a delicious meal for someone, but if your flatware is dirty or there are spots on glasses, that ruins the entire meal, right? You want sparking dlishes, beautiful, shiny flatware and spot-free glasses, of course, because this will really make the meal 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 entertainingand impromptu guests.” You can learn even more by visiting the Cascade Facebook page and viewing the videos (available at the top of the page). You can also watch some great plating tips from Gail Simmons in the video below:
Cascade "My Platinum" Contest
We love contests and giveaways, which is why we are excited to tell you about an awesome contest from Cascade going on this month. This four-week contest encourages others to give Cascade Platinum a try and upload photos via Pinterest to show off their beautiful dishes. Click here to enter the Cascade "My Platinum" Contest for your chance to win a Whirlpool dishwasher. Two winners will be chosen each week to win dishwashers and one grand prize winner will receive an entire Platinum kitchen makeover! Want to win as much as I do? Register and upload a photo with the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade. Be sure to register or you will be disqualified from winning. This is such a fun and easy contest to enter, so grab that camera and start snapping those beautifully clean dishes thanks to Cascade Platinum.
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.