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.
My dishwasher is a few years old, and probably doesn’t run as efficiently as it used to. Because of this issue, I basically wash the dishes before I load them in the dishwasher. I not only rinse them, but I scrub all the junk off, because if I don’t, then my dishwasher certainly won’t do it. I’ve been doing this routine for years. It’s actually become such a habit, that if I don’t pre-wash all the dishes, or if someone else loads my dishwasher, my OCD makes me really twitchy.
I was really excited to try Cascade Platinum for a number of reasons. The first being that I am a dedicated Cascade user. I’ve tried other brands, but nothing works as well for me. Most importantly, I was looking forward to not having to spend so much time pre-washing before they go in the dishwasher. I’d much rather spend time with my family after dinner than spend time in the kitchen.
I’ll admit that at first I was nervous about deviating from my routine, but I really wanted to get the kids to the pool after dinner, and knew that I wouldn’t feel like dealing with clean up after playing with the kids in the water.
I quickly loaded the dinner dishes into the dishwasher and popped in a Cascade Platinum Pack in. I started the dishwasher and we all headed to the pool. Upon our return, I checked the dishwasher and was pleasantly surprised that there was no leftover dinner residue, and even more impressive, there were no hard water spots all over my dishes, which can be a common problem here, as we have very, very hard water.
Bowls with pasta salad and potato salad goop were cleaned completely, as were by dessert dishes that held rice pudding!
I am very pleased with how well Cascade Platinum worked for my family. Being a blogger, I regularly take photos of our meals, so dishes with spots or streaks were a huge distraction in the photo. Also, one of my kids was convinced that their plates or silverware wasn’t clean and then wouldn’t want to eat dinner.
We don’t have to worry about that anymore. As a matter of fact, I could leave my dishes for 24-hours and Cascade Platinum would get rid of the stuck on foods!
My dishwasher is also cleaner. I used to have a streaks and splatters of liquid detergent on the door from the detergent reservoir. Because of that I had to frequently scrub out my dishwasher. Between the dishes and the dishwasher, I was spending a lot of time in my kitchen!
Cascade is connecting with Gail Simmons, who loves how clean and sparkling Cascade Platinum leaves dishes. You can view some of the videos Gail Simmons made with Cascade here.
You can also find Cascade on Facebook.
Be sure to check out the Cascade #MyPlatinum Contest on Instagram. Each week, two winners will be chosen to receive a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher. Additionally, one grand prize winner will receive a Platinum kitchen makeover! Make sure that you register, and post your photos with the hashtag #MyPlatinum and tag @MyCascade.