I love my dishes from Ikea! I bought a bright white set last year and it has just been amazing. The only thing is that with bright white dishes it's kind of important that they be gleaming! I can't have one spot or speck on them because everything shows up. It's never fun to be eating a beautiful meal only to see a big splotch of goo on your plate. It's even worse with company coming over and I have to wipe every plate or glass with a cloth to be sure it is spot free.
|YUCK my old detergent always left food particles and spots!|
I wasn't getting the best clean results from my old dishwasher detergent. I found myself running the dishwasher a second time or having to rinse everything before it went in which is a waste of time and water. Sometimes my plasticware would end up having a greasy film left on it even after a rinse and a wash. I needed to try something better and so I was pretty receptive when I was chosen to try out Cascade Platinum with Dawn. Dawn has been a favorite of mine for hand-washing my dishes. I was pretty happy to see that it was in these little dishwasher pacs since it fights grease so well. The Cascade Platinum pacs package said that one pac will fight grease, not require a pre-rinse and it would even make my dishwasher cleaner.
I put Cascade Platinum to the test for 1 week inside of my home dishwasher (I have a Whirlpool) and they outperformed my previous detergent! Every pac contains everything your dishwasher needs to put out virtually spot free dishes. I even washed some bowls that had dried-on crusty food from the day before and they came out perfectly clean. These pacs have tough food enzyme action!
I shop thrift stores a lot and am always bringing home a cute dish or kitchen utensil to add to my collection. The other day I bought a glass dome for one dollar. This dome was dusty, cloudy and it had a bit of grease on the top like it had sat on the shelf for ages. I popped it into my dishwasher with a load of super dirty dishes from our family supper in hopes that it would come out clean. Not only did it come out clean but it was literally sparkling! Now that cute glass dome sits over my butter on the table. I love walking by and seeing it gleam. Cascade Platinum is absolutely amazing, these just might make me like doing dishes. Now if only those pacs could make the rest of my messy house just as clean ha! I'll be upgrading and buying Cascade products from now on.
|Sparkling and virtually spotless thanks to Cascade Platinum!|
I love taking pictures of my food, do you? Cascade Platinum has made my dishes look gorgeous which makes my food look even better. We eat with our eyes first don't we? People are posting their beautiful plates of food all over Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and more! Taking that into consideration Top Chef judge and editor of (my fave!) Food + Wine magazine Gail Simmons has partnered with Cascade to talk about the importance of food prep as well as presentation.
Learn more about Cascade’s partnership with Gail Simmons by viewing videos available on the Cascade Facebook page here or the Cascade YouTube page here.
I am also really excited to enter the Cascade "My Platinum" Instagram contest! The contest is a four-week Instagram contest encouraging fans to upload photos related to the weekly contest themes. Show off how sparkly Cascade makes all your pots, pan and plates! 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! Enter the contest HERE.
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!
· 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)
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.