This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.
A busy mama…that’s definitely what I am. Between work, running this blog, and the kiddo’s obligations at school and Karate, it doesn’t leave a lot of time to focus on household chores. Even if I had all the time in the world though, I must admit, dishes, is one that I have never enjoyed doing. It seemed that no matter how you loaded the dish washer or how well you pre-rinse, there’s always something that didn’t come clean and had to be washed again. That means doing a chore you didn’t want to do to begin with twice! Yay!! At least that’s how I felt until I discovered Cascade Platinum. Since that day, no more pre-washing and everything comes out clean the first time. A busy mom’s dream in a gel filled capsule!
To share this new found miracle in a pod I hosted a little brunch the other day (which conveniently coincided with my little sisters 30th Birthday!) and invited the whole family. If you know my family, you know that’s quite the brood! We had some O.J. and Mimosas, and of course french toast, scrambled eggs, and bacon. Delicious to eat, but those dishes with all that syrup and cooked on egg are a bugger to wash!
Check out the egg pan…looks like it might be better off in the garbage right? Well, no pre-wash necessary with Cascade Platinum because it actually works better when there is some food left on the dish for it to attach to an clean. It contains special enzymes that latch onto the food, breaking it down so it can wash away. Without food soil, there is nothing for the enzymes to attach to and the detergent isn’t working its hardest for you. That little detail alone made me giddy with excitement — I mean what a time saver right?!
The question of the day though, was “can Cascade Platinum really clean all that stuck on crud off with no help??” The answer is yes!! It absolutely can and these pictures speak for themselves. My guests were definitely impressed and stoked to find out that they got to take home a pack of Cascade Platinum and a bottle of the rinse aid for themselves. (I’m sure everyone had some shiny clean dishes after getting home that night!)
Of course you know I try to include all my readers in the fun whenever possible so I’m giving away an awesome Cascade Platinum prize pack to one of you as well! This giveaway ends 10/20/14 at 11:59 pm PST so make sure to complete the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win:
(1) Pack of Cascade Platinum
(1) Bottle of Cascade Rinse Aid
Looking for even more chances to win? Have an opinion to share about Cascade Platinum? Head to the website to leave a short review of Cascade Platinum and include #CascadeShiningReviews. One lucky reviewer will win a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher! Will you stop “dish-wasting” your time ans skip the pre-wash? What’s your best dish washing tip? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
Samantha saysOctober 13, 2014 at 9:22 am
I love cascade! They are my absolute fav dish washer tabs
Seyma Shabbir saysOctober 13, 2014 at 9:29 am
I soak hard washed in stuff with white vinegar. Acidity helps soften food.
Linda Szymoniak saysOctober 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm
When loading the dishwasher, don’t overload and make sure all surfaces are where the water will be able to get to them. We’ve had a dishwasher for nearly 30 years (not the same one – we’ve had to replace it a couple of times), and you’d think other family members would have learned how to properly load the dishwasher, but it never fails that if anyone else puts something in the dishwasher, I virtually always have to reposition it. It’s frustrating!
Gina Gallagher saysOctober 14, 2014 at 4:40 am
Run your dish brush through the dishwasher!
K Davis saysOctober 14, 2014 at 5:46 pm
It’s not a real tip but I rinse all my dishes while loading.
Meagan Paullin saysOctober 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm
My best trick is to make the Mister do them 🙂
Also – in other news…. The metal backsplash in your kitchen is gorgeous! I’ve always wanted one like that!!
Alison saysOctober 14, 2014 at 10:19 pm
Ha Ha that’s the best trick…I try to pull that one off every chance I get! (BTW – a little secret, the backsplash is metal tile like thingy’s from the hardware store that are just glued up there…super easy, just the way I like it.)
Maria P. saysOctober 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm
If my pans are bad, I boil some water on them and that takes the food out.
June Lisle saysOctober 15, 2014 at 8:22 pm
My best tip is to not let the dishes pile up. Oh, and bleach spray works wonders on coffee stains.
carol clark saysOctober 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm
if i burn somethin while cooking i tend to put water in it so it boils and loosens it up and i always rinse my dishes if any thing is going to be left in the sink
David Smith saysOctober 16, 2014 at 1:16 am
My tip is to maintain your dishwasher. Be sure to clean out the food filter or filters as required or as often as the manual indicates. With our dishwasher, I can take out the main filter by removing a couple of screws and clips and get to another filter that gets food builtup on it and needs cleaning about every 6 months or so.
Kristi L saysOctober 16, 2014 at 10:06 am
My tip is to be sure to rinse everything. As much as we want to let the dishwasher do it all, this little step can make the dishes turn out so much better.
Jessica W saysOctober 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm
I rinse everything, much to my hubby’s dismay LOL
Trish saysOctober 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm
Always pre wash is my tip
Pat saysOctober 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm
Don’t Overload the dishwasher is my tip
Ann saysOctober 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm
Julie L saysOctober 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm
I don’t really have any tips just try to load the dishwasher the right way!
Judy Swanson saysOctober 17, 2014 at 9:56 am
I let our dog lick the plates clean. Then I rinse and put in the dishwasher. ALWAYS clean dishes! Our dog should be the mascot for Cascade!
AmySD saysOctober 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm
I let the “hard to get clean dishes” soak while I am doing the others.
Mare W saysOctober 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm
My tip is to get the husband and/or kids to do them! Does that count?? 😉
Kim Reid saysOctober 19, 2014 at 9:16 pm
I rinse of my dishes as I load the dishwasher, thanks!
Dominique saysOctober 20, 2014 at 4:34 pm
Those new scrub pads that don’t trap food are amazing!
Sonia saysOctober 20, 2014 at 5:12 pm
My best tip is to presoak the hard to clean dishes. I often soak the entire sink load in bleach water before loading them in to the dishwasher.
Tara saysOctober 20, 2014 at 6:49 pm
Rinse everything! If I don’t I always have to rewash.
Susan Smith saysOctober 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm
My tip is to be sure to rinse your dishes before you put them into the dishwasher.