Monday, June 17, 2013

Cascade Platinum Pacs are my husband's best friend #my 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.  All opinions expressed are my own.

dishes clean with cascade platinum pac

My husband is the dishwasher in our home.  Well, we have a dishwasher, but he loads and unloads it.  He did not volunteer for this job, nope it was not by choice, he was given that task by me as a trade off for me doing the laundry every night. 

He is OK with it and he does a great job so I thought I would get his expert opinion on the Cascade Platinum Pacs that we have recently tested out in our kitchen.  He told me that the litmus test for him would be the wine glasses that tend to leave a lip print around the rim that is always present even after a wash or two in the dishwasher.  I agreed that we would use this as a base on how well the dishes came clean.  I am happy to report that our experiment proved conclusive.  Here are the details...

I took a picture of the before and after and here it is. The pic on the right is kind of hard to see due to flash but the lip stain is always very thick and has never come all the way clean after 1 general wash in the dishwasher.

The before was taken at night and with a flash but the lip print is still visible and on the right- the after shows an amazing difference!  No lip smudge at all.

Well, that sugary residue mixed with lip balm that always lingers around the rim, happy to report it has officially been banished after 1 cycle using Cascade Platinum Pacs.  Truly serious, I really didn't think the glasses would get that clean because we always get them out and then wipe them with a rag ourselves or re-run them on another cycle. But not this time.

This evidence, not to mention everything else that came clean after 1 wash not 2 and with no pre-rinsing is making my husband's heart sing.  Why wouldn't it?  With  past cycles using other products, I  often saw  dishes which were put into the cabinets that looked like they were run with out soap.  Yuck! They would have bits of some hard substance on them causing us to have to wash them again or to try and remember to pre-wash them the next time.  I even questioned our dishwasher and if it was up to snuff.

Who has time for that?  I think that when you wash dishes, they need to get clean the first time.  Period.  Well, apparently Cascade agrees.  They have created an outstanding product.  And here is why. Cascade Platinum delivers Cascade’s ultimate clean for dishes in these ways:
• 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

And Cascade Platinum achieves a clean so powerful, it helps keep the
dishwasher sparkling while delivering a variety of dish care benefits.  It's because:

Cascade Platinum features a premium, advanced Triple-action formula specially designed to deliver Cascade’s best-in-market performance.  It works in these ways:
• Increased enzyme power delivers better tough
food cleaning than Cascade Complete Pacs
• Unique liquid-top dual surfactant system delivers
exceptional shine for the 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
 I also realized dishes in the past usually had a white-ish film left on them, that I think is due to the type of water we have.  I have in the past used rinse agents to combat this problem but with this product it is not necessary.  By the way, this product also keeps that nasty white-ish film out of your dishwasher making it look so clean inside.  And FYI if you are wondering, the price point is really affordable for the great job it does. 
 All pricing, promotion, shelving and distribution are at the sole discretion of the retailer.
The MSRP for:
• Cascade© Platinum 14 ct: $4.29
• Cascade© Platinum 23 ct: $6.69
• Cascade© Platinum 43 ct: $12.49
This is also music to my husband's heart! With that said, I am definitely going to continue to use Cascade Platinum Pacs.  From testing lots of different brands I can  say this has worked the best for me and my husband also agrees, plus he is in charge of the dishes and loves it!

Someone else loves this new product as well because nowadays, people are eating with their eyes too and a clean plate and other dishes is absolutely mandatory especially if you take photos of your food professionally or just for leisure.  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.
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! 
And  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.

To view learn more about Gail and her partnership with Cascade , you can check out the Cascade Facebook page and the Cascade Youtube page.

Also, don't forget about The Cascade “My Platinum” contest: it's a four-week Instagram contest encouraging fans to upload photos related to the weekly contest themes. You can show off how sparkly Cascade makes all your pots, pan and plates!  You will be asked to open an Instagram account if you are a new user.

Each week, two contestants will be selected to receive a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher. Additionally, one lucky grand prize winner will receive a Platinum kitchen makeover!

To win, users have to both 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!

Although we are now in the 3rd week of entries, there is still time to win!

  • 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 and upload your photos and see if you are the big winner!

I hope you try this new Cascade product out and that it benefits you as much as it benefited me! 
Have you already tried it?  What were your experiences?


  1. Look at those squeaky clean glasses! I used Cascade, but the kind in the green jug...I'll have to look out for platinum next time I'm at Publix. Thanks for the tip, friend!

  2. yeah no prob...I really do love it and just bought more yesterday!


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