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.
I care about my dishes. I use a dishwasher for convenience, but it’s really important to me that my glasses and dishes are free of water spots, grease and other undesirables. This has not always been the case which has caused me to end up re-washing them by hand. What a pain that is.
I recently got a chance to try out the new Cascade Platinum gel pacs. The first thing I noticed was the scent, citrusy fresh like sweet lemons. They are also extremely cool looking, like a piece of abstract art, and come in gel pacs that are easy to pop into the dishwasher. But, of course, when you come down to it, it’s all about the results.
So, how did they do?
They did amazingly well, working on both the inside of the dishwasher and on my dishes, which, to me, seemed very clean and sparkling. Best of all, I didn’t have to re-wash them whether we had had lasagna, fish or nachos. No greasy plates, no leftover smells, and glasses without water spots.
In summertime, we often have guests over and eat outside on the patio. In the sunlight, you can see everything, so this couldn’t have come at a better time.
I also do food presentations so it’s very important to me for everything to be clean. After all, as it’s so often said, we eat with our eyes first. I had the good fortune to work as a lunch chef at a spa for a few years and found it to be creative and incredibly enjoyable. I definitely wouldn’t serve anything on a plate that wasn’t as clean as possible. Having realized that with Cascade Platinum I can have more sparkling dishes, it’s on my grocery list for sure.
Cascade has partnered with Top Chef judge and Food+Wine magazine editor, Gail Simmons to discuss food presentation and plating. Check out this video for tips:
Cascade has an awesome contest going on right now. So many people are uploading food pics lately to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram that this fits right in!
The Cascade “My Platinum” contest is a four week Instagram contest encouraging fans to upload photos related to the weekly themes. Join in and show off your sparkle!
You can visit the contest landing page to learn more and enter. Each week, two contestants will win a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher while one grand prize winner will win the ultimate Platinum kitchen makeover! That’s something I dream about.
Each week Instagram users can enter the contest with their #MyPlatinum Photo. Cascade will choose winners after the entry period has ended. Please be sure to include both the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade in your entries!
- 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)
You can find the Cascade Platinum gel pacs in Fresh and Lemon Burst scents at grocery and retailers nationwide. You can also check out Cascade on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and promotions.