Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stop Pre-Rinsing With Cascade Platinum Pacs! #MyPlatinum #Sponsored

Disclosure: 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.

I am a busy mom of three and I work from home as a childcare provider.  This means I do a lot of dishes!  Dishes should be a simple job with a dishwasher, but it always seems that I am rewashing the dishes that my dishwasher did not get clean.  I always pre-rinse my dishes before putting them into the dishwasher.  My glasses usually come out with spots and pots, plates, bowls, etc. come out with food stuck on more times than not.  Now, this always makes me cranky when I'm putting my "clean" dishes away.  It seems like there are so many steps to getting them clean - pre-rinsing, loading them into the dishwasher, putting them away after they have been in the dishwasher, and then having to hand wash many of the dishes that didn't come clean.   I've been thinking that there has to be a better way....  Well recently I was given the opportunity to try Cascade Platinum Pacs and I must say I'm in love!
Now you all know that I'm a frugal gal.  I'm always trying to save money and dish washing detergent is one of those things I normally try to get the cheapest I can.  This means that when I don't have a coupon, I buy the store brand.  Well, now I'm thinking that this is not necessarily the way to go.  When I buy the store brand dishwashing detergent my dishes don't always come clean and then I end up washing them again, therefore wasting my time and more dish soap and water.  Well, now that I have tried the Cascade Platinum Pacs, I'm not going back to those cheap store brands.  My dishes have been coming out of the dishwasher so much cleaner!  My glasses are sparkling and don't have the spots and residue that were there before.  The Cascade Platinum Pacs are even keeping the interior of my dishwasher clean!  The secret is the triple action recipe of the formula that is designed to leave your dishes virtually spot-free and help prevent the build-up of hard-water film on dishwasher walls.  That's a lot of bang for your buck!  My time is very important to me.  I don't want to waste it rewashing my dishes.  I've even noticed that I don't have to pre-rinse.  Now obviously some things need pre-rinsing but my normal every day dishes like the kids cups and plates have been going into the dishwasher without rinsing and are coming out spotless!  This saves me so much time and gives me more time to spend with my kids!  I also love how easy they are to use!  There's no need to measure, because you just throw one Cascade Platinum Pac into your dishwasher.  It's so easy that my 5 year old can do it!

About Cascade Platinum Technology:

Cascade Platinum features a premium, advanced triple-action formula specially designed to deliver
Cascade’s best-in-market performance:
  • 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
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I'm excited to tell you all about the Cascade #MyPlatinum Instagram Contest and the partnership of Cascade and Gail Simmons, Judge from Top Chef and editor of Food + Wine Magazine.  In the video below, she discusses the importance of "Plating" and having a beautiful sparkling clean dish!

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.”

The Cascade #MyPlatinum contest is a four-week Instagram contest encouraging fans to upload photos related to their weekly contest themes.  Now’s the time to join in and show off how sparkly Cascade makes all your dishes!  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!

In order to win users must register and upload a photo with the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade.  (Participants that have not registered will be disqualified from winning.)

Click here for more information on the #MyPlatinum Instagram contest.

Weekly Contest Themes:
  • 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 Period: 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)

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