Thanks to Cascade and Mom Central for providing samples to facilitate this review.
A few weeks ago I received a packet of Cascade Platinum Dishwasher Pacs from Mom Central to try. Since I am a loyal Cascade user I was intrigued to see what these new dishwasher pacs could do. Like many of you I’ve seen the commercial with the feuding sisters arguing over how perfectly clean everything – including the inside of the dishwasher – seemed to be. Since we use cistern water for our washing I’m always worried about spots or sediment that may get past the filters and end up on my dishes.
Cascade Platinum says it will –
• Delivers Cascade’s ultimate clean for dishes
• 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
With a well stacked dishwasher – meaning plenty of room for water and detergent to get in between and scrub – the Cascade Platinum Dishwasher Cleaner Pacs will do a very good job. This is no surprise for me since I prefer Cascade over other brands of liquid, pac or combo cleaners.
Cascade’s Partnership with Gail Simmons:
Now, more than ever, people eat with their eyes, and the evidence is all over sites like Facebook and Instagram. 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 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.”
How It Worked For Me
The first three times I used the Cascade Platinum Pacs I noticed an egg smell in my dishwasher after the finish of the wash cycle. I had not put any dishes in the dishwasher that had egg on them nor had we put new water in the cistern or gotten any rain recently so it had to be something from the pacs mixing with whatever was already in the dishwasher. Possibly whatever was still caught in the drain mixed with the enzymes in the pacs was making it smell funny, but for sure I didn’t like that. The only other time I’d noticed this kind of smell in my dishwasher was after switching to a cheaper off brand of dishwasher pacs and we soon switched back. After the first week of use the egg smell went away.
As far as my dishes went they did not seem much cleaner compared to using Cascade Complete pacs. My dishwasher though did seem to have less gunk on the inside compared to before, not that there was that much to begin with. There was a time or two that spoons came out of the dishwasher with oatmeal still glued to them and one time a bowl still had oatmeal on it. Sadly, Cascade Platinum did not work 100% in that area. One food I did not have a chance to try it on was avocado. I wish I had though, because I have yet to find a dishwasher detergent which will successfully clean avocado from any plate or utensil. When it comes to the dishwasher, avocado is it’s white whale.
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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.