I posted last week about how I was excited to try the Cascade platinum dish washing pacs. Of all the chores that need to be done, dishes are the most dreaded for me. I'll take laundry, vacuuming or dusting any day if I can avoid dishes. Luckily, for the most part anyway, two people don't make a ton, although I suspect with a baby on the way, the amount might increase.
When I first received them and ran my first load without the usual pre-rinsing and I was impressed, and the second load I ran with them impressed me as well. My glasses didn't have water spots on them like with the powder detergent that I usually use. Even the dishwasher itself did look cleaner which is a perk of the product.
As an experiment I ran the third load using my regular detergent, and I was not as happy with the results. The water spots were back and some dishes needed to be re-washed.
The Cascade Pacs eliminate the need to pre-rinse, and can remove food that has been sitting on dishes for up to a day among other things, and I've certainly found this to be true.
They retail from around $4.29 for a 14 pack to 12.49 for a 43 pack, which equals about .30 a load and for the convenience of having everything in one pack is worth it. I would absolutely buy these and for a girl who usually buys the cheap store brand detergent it says a lot.
Cascade is sponsoring a instagram contest. This is a four-week Instagram contest encouraging fans to upload photos related to the weekly contest themes.
Visit the contest landing page (http://tinyurl.com/PlatBlog) for information on how to
enter and submit images. If you don't have an instagram account already this will ask you to sign up for one. It is required to participate.
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 to win a Whirlpool dishwasher and one final grand prize winner will with a kitchen makeover 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)
Knowing that now, more than ever, people eat with their eyes, and the evidence is all over sites like Facebook and Instagram. 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!
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.”
Learn more about Cascade’s partnership with Gail Simmons by viewing videos available on the Link to
the Cascade Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/10Y8RQQ and Cascade YouTube page:
For more information visit Cascade's website at: http://bit.ly/16Te3N5