Friday, September 5, 2014

Cascade Platinum - How to Achieve Immaculately Clean Dishes Every Load!

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. 


When I open my dishwasher in the morning, I expect my dishes to come out clean.  I can't even begin to describe my frustration when I find my "clean dishes" left with stuck on food left one them.  I also find it disgusting when I pour a drink, only to find food and grime in the bottom of the glass - especially after I'm finished drinking it!

What would you say if I told you I was going to let you in on a little secret?  Would you like to be equipped with the knowledge and tools to achieve immaculately clean dishes every time you run your dishwasher – saving you time, and helping to make the chore of dishwashing less daunting?

Pure and simple... Cascade Platinum!  It's Cascade’s  most premium product.  Designed to achieve a clean so powerful it helps to keep the dishwasher sparkling, while also delivering immaculately clean dishes each and every time. It even powers through tough 24-hour stuck-on food!

A couple of my favorite perks of using Cascade Platinum is that is has the grease fighting power of Dawn, and I don't have to pre-wash my dishes! After all, the whole idea behind using a dishwasher is not having to wash your dishes by hand.  Am I right?

I love unloading the dishwasher without having to re-wash any of the dishes inside.  One wash and they are done!  Cascade Platinum does what no other dishwasher detergent has ever done for me - immaculately clean dishes! 



1. Use Cascade Platinum detergent and rinse aid (included in this kit). 

2. Skip the pre-wash.  It’s  true!  This is a key step for success in the dishwashing process, and just about everyone gets it wrong!   

Here’s  why you need to skip the pre-wash: Cascade Platinum works best when food soil is left on dishes because its special enzymes latch onto that food, breaking it down so it can wash away. If  there’s  no  food  soil,  there’s  nothing  for  the  enzymes  to  attach  to  and  your  detergent  isn’t  working  its  hardest  for  you. 

3. In lieu of any pre-washing, simply toss the large bits of food into the trash or garbage disposal and then stop there. No need to run anything under the water. Just load into the dishwasher. This is a key time-saving  tip  that  we  hope  you’ll  greatly  appreciate! 

4. Don’t  worry  about  food  left  on  the  dishes damaging your machine or pipes. Few people know that there is a garbage disposal built into the bottom of almost all dishwashers – but there is! That disposal works exactly like the disposal in your sink.   


5. Follow these tips for loading your dishwasher  with  success:
  • Stack your dishes high and low but please be sure that bulky items DO NOT block the sprayer.
  •  Place tall dishes and pans in the back of the bottom rack so they DO NOT block the detergent chamber.
  • Place glasses and other fragile items in the top rack. This helps keep them from the powerful sprayer under the bottom rack.
  • Set glasses between tines on the rack NOT over them as wet contact points can cause spots.
  • Thread any long utensils through coffee-mug handles to help keep them secure in the wash.
  • Check  to  ensure  that  there  aren’t  any  stray  utensils  that  will  block  the  nozzle  or  sprayer.
  • And a special call out for any big dishes: load them on the bottom rack, face down so the water is sure to reach all the nooks and crannies.

I  highly encourage you all to try Cascade Platinum for yourself!  Cascade Platinum is available in two refreshing scents, that will leave you entire kitchen smelling clean and fresh: Fresh and Lemon Burst.  Which scent will you choose? 

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!

Win It

One of Being Frugal and Making It Work’s Readers will win a 
Cascade Platinum Prize Pack:  

Prize pack includes:  
Cascade Platinum, Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid, Whisk, Spatula, Cheese Grater, Oven Mitts

This giveaway will end September 20th at Midnight EST.

*Mandatory entry must be completed before other entries will count*

The giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old or older.  The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your e-mail, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: The Being Frugal and Making it Work family received a complimentary Cascade Platinum & Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I would use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are based purely by our own experiences.  Results may vary.  

**Being Frugal and Making it Work is not responsible for prize shipment.



rochelle said...

I would like to try the packs they look easy to use

rochelle said...

My best tip is to presoak you grind on dishes

Kimberly said...

I have been using Cascade Detergent for years. I think I would like to give the Cascade Premium Rinse Aid a try.

Jackie said...

I would like to try the Platinum Rinse Aid. Nothing worse than the glasses coming out with spots on them! Thank you!

steve weber said...

Id like to try the pre-soak rinsing aid..

steve weber said...

best tip is to not pack your dishwasher so full.

steve weber said...

best tip is to not pack your dishwasher so full.

Anita Yancey said...

I would most like to try the Cascade Platinum Gel Pacs, because I think they would get my dishes cleaner than what I use now.

Anita Yancey said...

My tip for getting your dishes realy clean, is to rinse them off throughly before you load them in the dishwasher.

Abigail said...

Id like to try the Cascade Action Packs with the scent of Gain. I think I'd enjoy the fresh clean smell!

Unknown said...

I mot want to try the CASCADE PLATINUM PACS to see how they clean up my dishes.

Heather! said...

I really want to try Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid! I currently don't use a rinse aid of any kind, and the water spots on glasses drive me nuts!

Heather! said...

I use my dishwasher for most dishes to get them immaculately clean, but I hand wash certain things, like some silverware, anything with wooden handles, etc., and some pots and pans.

trixx said...

I'd like to try the Cascade Rinse Aid. I've been using another brand but am not too happy with it. Based on all the awesome reviews, I need to try it out!

Jenny Q. said...

I would love to try the gel packs since I haven't tried them yet and an curious how they work. It looks convenient.

skkorman said...

Cascade has so many wonderful products, but the product I would most like to try is the Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

skkorman said...

To get my dishes really clean, I always rinse them off before I put them in the dishwasher!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Tylerpants said...

I'd love to try their Actionpacs in Mediterranean Lavender since I love the scent of lavender. Thanks! Lisa L tylerpants(at)

d schmidt said...

Visited the site and I would really like to try Cascade with the Scent of Gain ® ActionPacs

dlhaley said...

I would like to try the Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid. I need a rinse because I don't like when my glassware comes out with spots on them.

dlhaley said...

My best dish washing tip is to be sure you rinse the dishes well before putting them in the washer.