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.
There are times that I wonder if my obsession with my dishwasher has gotten... unhealthy. Slightly out of hand. Completely and utterly over the top in how much I adore it.
I know that there are plenty of people that don't have dishwashers in their homes, but I have to admit, that concept is prehistoric to me. I remember years and years of washing dishes by hand when I was growing up, so that, combined with my lack of time in our everyday lives, is why my obsession has grown and flourished over the years.
What a great set of cutting boards! Can they go in the dishwasher? No? Nope, not buying them.
Therefore, considering that just about anything and everything that we own goes into our machine, I find that I have fairly high standards when it comes to the results that it provides. Who wants to load in a set of plates only to have them come out with dried food still on them? Glasses with streaks? Pre-rinsing or scrubbing afterward? No, thanks.
Which is why the very first time that I saw a television advertisement for Cascade Platinum, I knew that I would have to try it to see if it could be a part of my dishwasher love-fest.
Featuring an advanced triple action recipe that is specially designed to leave dishware virtually spot-free and help prevent the build-up of hard-water film on dishwasher walls, Cascade Platinum Pacs deliver the most powerful clean available from Cascade.
So let me get this straight. Not only do these magic pacs power away tough, 24 hour stuck-on food, eliminate the need to pre-wash dishes, and deliver exceptional dishware shine, but they will help keep my dishwasher sparkling clean, too? Bring it on, Cascade Platinum!
Having already been big fans of prior Cascade products we have tried (hint: it's totally not worth it trying out other brands or generics, they just don't compare), I was glad to see that Cascade Platinum has provided sparkling dishes, shining flatware and spot-free glasses every time we have tried it.
There hasn't been one instance where I've pulled open my dishwasher and found anything dried, crusty, crumbly or sticky at all — and I appreciate that the premium formula leaves my dishwasher itself looking shiny clean, too!
Along with being happy that my dishes are clean for use with my family and when we have guests, it's no secret that I need them ready to go for photographs as well. After all, I never know when I'll need great food pictures to post right here on my blog, share on Facebook, pin on Pinterest, etc — we pretty much all eat with our eyes these days!
With that in mind, 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 flatware 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."
What's more, Cascade wants you to show off how sparkly Cascade makes all of your pots, pans and plates for a chance to win great prizes in the "My Platinum" Instagram Contest! This four week Instagram contest kicked off at the beginning of June and has fans uploading photos related to the fun, weekly contest themes.
Each week has a 6-day entry period where Instagram users can enter the contest with their #MyPlatinum Photo (you must include both the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade in your entry). Cascade will choose two weekly winners and one final grand prize winner after the entry period has ended.
And these aren't small prizes! Each of the two weekly winners will receive a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher, while the lucky grand prize winner will receive a Platinum kitchen makeover!
Although the first two weeks of this fun contest have already passed, you still have plenty of time to join in for the rest of June so head over to the contest page and get ready to snap your photos!
- 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 keep an eye out for this new product in Fresh and Lemon Burst scents at mass merchandisers, grocery and retailers nationwide where it has an MSRP of $4.29 for a 14-count package, $6.69 for a 23-count package and $12.49 for a 43-count container.