Cascade Platinum Shines – Review & Giveaway

Have an opinion to share? Head to the Cascade website to leave a short review of Cascade Platinum ( including #CascadeShiningReviews. One reviewer will win a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher!

Ever wonder why your dishes aren’t sparkling or shining after they’ve been washed in your dishwasher?  Or perhaps why your glasses have streaks all over them?  I know that I’ve been feeling lackluster for a little while now about the performance of our dishwasher.  I’ve even asked hubs, is it the dishwasher, or is it us? 



Enter the Cascade Platinum Challenge! A perfect opportunity for us to figure out what it is we are doing wrong. First things first – Did you know there is actually a science to loading your dishwasher?  No, I’m not talking about the rules that my husband thinks are the ways to load the dishwasher.  I am talking about all of the myths that we blindly follow.  Such as – Pre-Wash!  Skip it!!! Did you know you could skip it??

You can, and let me tell you why, it’s because Cascade Platinum works it’s best when there is still food to break down. It has special enzymes that latch onto the food breaking it down so that it can wash away.  If there’s no food for it to latch onto, it won’t do it’s job! You don’t even need to rinse it before going into the dishwasher.  Just remove the large chunks of food and throw them away. 

Be sure to follow the actual rules:

  1. Do NOT block the sprayer
  2. Do NOT block the detergent chamber – you can stack your tall dishes in the back, so long as the chamber is not blocked.
  3. Fragile items on top rack.
  4. Set your glasses BETWEEN the tines on the rack – NOT over them.  (one of our problems – which cause the wet spots on our glasses)
  5. Thread any of your long utensils through coffee mug handles to help them stay secure during the wash cycle.
  6. Make sure that there aren’t any stray utensils that can block the sprayer. 
  7. Load LARGE dishes on the bottom rack, face down so that the water reaches all the nooks and crannies.

cascade brownie challengeSo, I had made a batch of brownies the night before, which hubby seemed to think were all for him! I let that dish sit the entire time with the dried up batter in it overnight.  Waiting for our guests to arrive so we could show them the power of Cascade. 

I have to say, that is so against my nature, I’m used to soaking and then pre-washing before putting into the dish washer. IMG_7596

While I was happy to have something done for prep before hand, that meant the next day it was time to just enjoy a few moments, before trying my hand at the Mac & Cheese recipe from The Pioneer Woman!

With lots of starch, I was curious to see how these would stack up without any pre-wash! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t buying it. 







62ef9fe3-e08c-4f43-92e1-329d1449987dNext, some swimming was enjoyed by all.  Some family time had.  It was time to break out that Mac & Cheese.  Surprisingly, for my first go at Mac & Cheese homemade, not from a blue box or with a shiny pack of liquid cheese – I’m pretty pleased with my accomplishment.  It was also kid approved! 


After taking a break from swimming, seconds of the Mac & Cheese were had, and little miss was so messy she needed to be changed.  Whoever thought a white onesie was a good idea, was crazy – that’d be Mommy!  She looked like she did a cheese slip & slide.  I’m guessing that the Mac & Cheese was loved so much, she decided to run around like a crazy lunatic and a bin on her head.

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Next was time for the big unveiling, and to see if Cascade Platinum passed the test!  What do you think? I was super curious to see how everything would come out in the wash.  So I couldn’t wait to check it out. Especially putting to use all the great knowledge that I gathered while prepping for the challenge. 

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I was very excited to be a part of this program, and I truly learned a lot.  Cascade’s goal is to educate people on how to achieve immaculately clean dishes every time they put them through a wash cycle. For more information, definitely check out Cascade’s Twitter and Facebook!

I would love for all of our readers to put Cascade Platinum to the test in your own homes.Try it out and post your authentic review at using hashtag #cascadeshiningreview for a chance to win a prize pack.

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The prize pack will include:

·       Cascade Platinum

·       Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid

·       Whisk

·       Spatula

·       Cheese grater

·       Oven mitts

Enter below for your chance to win! Please share your experience’s with us by leaving a comment!  Be sure to use #cascadeshiningreview when you share on your social media outlets!

Disclaimer: This review was possible through Double Duty Divas and Cascade.  I was provided with the featured product and supplies for the party in exchange for my post.  The review I provided was solely my own opinion and all of those opinions are 100% my own. 


Jenn GaffneyCascade Platinum Shines – Review & Giveaway

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  • Caitlin - September 2, 2014 reply

    sounds a lot better than what I use! I would love to try it and see.

  • carrie - September 2, 2014 reply

    I’d love to try it because I do SOOO many dishes 🙂

  • Chelsey Jones - September 2, 2014 reply

    I would like to try it, because I’ve heard it is awesome!

  • Cynthia C - September 3, 2014 reply

    I would like to try it because I have not been happy with the brand I am currently using.

  • latanya - September 3, 2014 reply

    I want to try this product to cut back on prewashing.

  • Natalie - September 3, 2014 reply

    I would like to try this product because I have a tough time removing oatmeal from my pans.

  • Darlene Carbajal - September 3, 2014 reply

    I want to try it because this soap looks like it works!

  • Carolyn G - September 3, 2014 reply

    I have an old dishwasher and I think the Cascade might help it get my dishes cleaner

  • Nicole-Lynn - September 4, 2014 reply

    I’d like to try Cascade Platinum pacs because they seem convenient to use and based off your review, seem to work great! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Monique Rizzo - September 4, 2014 reply

    I have a new dishwasher, and they recommend Cascade!!

  • Terry - September 4, 2014 reply

    I really like cascade a lot !!!!!

  • steve weber - September 5, 2014 reply

    I want to win because I do lots of dishes every week and this would help me with that.

  • Lisa V. - September 5, 2014 reply

    I’ve used their products before and I think they do a good job.

  • Robin - September 6, 2014 reply

    I like Cascade and want to see if the new product can get my dishes clean.

  • Samantha - September 7, 2014 reply

    We’ve been having problems with our dishwasher detergent we have leaving stains and not cleaning it well, so I would love to try this out to see if it helps!

  • Caroline Wampler - September 7, 2014 reply

    I would like to try Cascade Platinum because I have never tried it before. I think it would work better then my cheaper detergent I buy.

  • Jill Myrick - September 8, 2014 reply

    I am always looking for something better for my dishwasher. I would love to find a detergent that I didn’t have to double up on to get my dishes clean.


  • Kim Smith - September 8, 2014 reply

    I have to prewash my dishes. It would be wonderful to be able to just throw them in the dishwasher and let it do it’s job.

  • Susan Smith - September 8, 2014 reply

    I would like to try it because I have not been happy with the brand I am currently using

  • Breanne - September 8, 2014 reply

    I’d love to find something good to use in my dishwasher.

  • Chris Noe - September 8, 2014 reply

    This looks like a good improvement on other products.

  • Laurie Emerson - September 8, 2014 reply

    I would love to try this as I make a lot of lasagna and spaghetti and sauce. The pans I make them in are so hard to clean without scrubbing.

  • Michelle Brooks - September 9, 2014 reply

    I’ve always been impressed with Cascade

  • Christian Alejandro - September 9, 2014 reply

    I would like to try it because it seems like it would be an upgrade for us. It appears to be more efficient.

  • Sand - September 9, 2014 reply

    I would love to try it because I hate wasting time cleaning.

  • Sarah Cool - September 9, 2014 reply

    I love the cascade brand and i haven’t tried this yet so I would love to win!

  • cynthia Painter - September 9, 2014 reply

    I would like to try this because I am using a generic brand and it isn’t working that well.

  • Diane W - September 9, 2014 reply

    I would try it because I do have some food left on my dishes when I load the dishwasher.

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