Sparkly Dishes, A Clean Dishwasher and an Instagram Contest with Cascade Platinum

“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.”

We are just a few days away from moving into our new house. You know what that means? Yes, I’m surrounded by boxes and absolute chaos as I type this. For the last two years we have been living in a rental house while we waited to get our ducks in a row to purchase our own house. We ended up buying a new house which means new appliances. I am thrilled about that!

When you live in a rental house, it usually means dealing with the appliances you have. In our current rental, the dishwasher was okay but it didn’t clean quite as good as I would like. It also recently started smelling funny. Our glass dishes were always spotted and there were many times the dishes didn’t come out as clean as I would like them too. Meaning stuck on food, streaks and coffee rings…

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I’m one of those people that likes to try all kinds of brands. Usually if it’s on sale, I’ll try it. I no longer use powder or liquid detergents. They just didn’t do it for me when it came to getting the dishes clean. I’ve been using the little packs for probably a year or more now. I like the convenience of popping a pack in and they seemed to clean better. And the crazy organizing part of my personality loved the fact I could store the packs in a container under the sink. Yep, I’m one of those storage container people. 🙂

Does Cascade Platinum Really Work?

When I was asked to test out the new Cascade Platinum packs, I was on board. I’ve seen them advertised, but hadn’t purchased them yet. What do I think? See the photo below of how the same bowl pictured above came out after a wash with the Cascade Platinum.

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A glass bowl with less spots. Perfect! I’ve used the Cascade Platinum packs for 4 washes now and we’ve noticed the dishwasher doesn’t smell funny anymore. That’s one of the great benefits of using these. Here are a few more features:

  • 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

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 ?lm on dishwasher walls.

*Use a dishwasher cleaner to remove existing build-up on wall interiors.

Given the fact we’re moving into a new home, with new appliances – you can bet I’ll be using Cascade Platinum packs. We have an issue with hard water where I live and I’ll do whatever I can to help prevent that build up on my new machine.

Are You a Food Blogger?

For those of you who are food bloggers, you know the importance of plating your food just right for a great picture. Part of the plating is the fact that the dishes look clean. Who wants to look at a bowl of homemade ice cream scooped into a spotted glass bowl? No one. We eat with our eyes right?

 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.  Gail recommends plating your food with a Platinum presentation. She says  “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.”  

Check out the Cascade YouTube page which features tips from Gail, as well as things like how to load your dishwasher.

The  Cascade  “My  Platinum”  Instagram Contest

Now about that contest…

The  Cascade  “My  Platinum”  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.

NICE!

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!

The contest began on June 3rd, but you still have time to enter! Here are the different theme days:

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)  

 Good luck!!

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