Cascade Platinum Pacs dishwasher detergent review
Cascade Platinum Pacs dishwasher detergent review

Meet My New Kitchen Assistant, Cascade Platinum

by Alicia in Cleaning & Cleaners

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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.

My son is 13 and one of his household responsibilities is to do the dishes.  Believe you me, it has been difficult to pass that chore on to him.  About 80% of the time I have to go back and rinse the dishes that he’s already put in the dishwasher off, again, before the dishwasher can be run.  You may ask why I don’t catch the fact that he’s leaving food on the dishes in the first place.  Well, that is because I am a firm believer in letting him try then my plan is to go back and correct any errors.  I don’t police the kids while they are cleaning.

My intention is to will check the dishes that he put in the dishwasher as soon as he is finished loading it, but 99% of the time when he is ready for me to check it, I am putting my daughter to bed or in the middle of something else, so I don’t check. I say “I trust that you did a good job” and leave it at that.  Needless to say, it’s about time to have a real lesson in how to rinse dishes and place them in the dishwasher properly.

I was thrilled when I learned about Cascade Platinum Pacs because they claim to “Power away tough, 24 hour stuck-on food”.  It’s a miracle, right?

Cascade Platinum Pacs Review

My Experience with Cascade Platinum Pacs

The bag that the pacs are stored in is easy to open and shuts securely with a durable zip/lock type of closure.  When I opened the package, the first thing I noticed was the scent which is pleasing and mild.  The pacs are colorful and seem to be zoned off into different sections which is the triple action recipe (see ‘how it works’ below).  I have handled other detergent packs and I was worried that they were going to crumble in my hand, they felt flimsy.  These pacs though, did not feel like that.   They actually feel like plastic and Cascade Platinum Blogger Review through Mom CentralI was not worried about it crumbling.

Placing the pac in the dispenser is obviously a cinch.  I was a tad concerned that the strong outer shell might not dissolve completely during the wash cycle, but it did.  During the cycle, the pleasant scent was released into our kitchen, which I appreciate.  I’m always looking for ways to mask the odor of dirty shoes, pets, etc.. This is easy!

Once the wash cycle was complete, the pac was gone and our dishes were shiny, streak-free, and grime-free.   I made a point to not scrub everything off of the dishes for this load so I could see the cleaning power of the pacs for myself.

Another thing that I noticed is that my dishwasher was less grimy and cleaner after using a Cascade Platinum Pac.  Before using the pac, our dishwasher had dull white streaks going down the inside of the door, where the dispenser is, and the sides of the dishwasher had the same streaks.  After using a Cascade Platinum Pac, the streaks were gone.  I haven’t really taken the cleanliness of our dishwasher into consideration in the past but now that it’s clean again, I know that I like it better when it’s clean.

* The story ends with me having a fabulous new kitchen assistant, one that I don’t have to feed, bathe, or pay allowance to, and I have given my son a different responsibility.  His newest responsibility is to deliver everyone’s laundry to and from the laundry room.  Fair trade, I think.

About Cascade Platinum Pacs

How it works:
Cascade© Platinum pacs feature 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.* *Use a dishwasher cleaner to remove existing build-up on wall interiors.

Why you need it:
Cascade© Platinum pacs achieve a top-tier clean so powerful that they even help keep your dishwasher machine sparkling and deliver a variety of dish care benefits:

  • Powers away tough, 24 hour stuck-on food
  • Eliminates the need to pre-wash dishes
  • Helps maintain the look of new machines and helps prevent additional hard-water build-up
  • Delivers exceptional dishware shine

As with any household cleaner, it is extremely important to keep this product out of reach of children!

Cascade Partners 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.

What Gail Simmon’s Says: 

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!Learn more about Cascade’s partnership with Gail Simmons by viewing videos available on the Link to the Cascade Facebook page  and Cascade YouTube page.

Cascade contest

Cascade is hosting “My Platinum” Contest- 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!

  • Visit the contest landing page for information on how to enter and submit images.
  • 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!

To win, users have to both register and upload a photo with the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade.

You must first register here to win!

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)

Cascade Platinum Online

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.

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