5 Tips for Dishwasher Success + Giveaway!!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
September 13, 2014

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.

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I love having a dishwasher!  I guess part of the reason I love having a dishwasher is because I have lived in a home before where “I” was the dishwasher.  That’s right – good old washing dishes by hand with dish soap and a sponge.  I don’t really miss those days! 

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When using the dishwasher, I expect our dishes to come out clean and sparkling (aka without the water spots).  I’ve tried a lot of dishwasher detergents and my favorite is Cascade Platinum Pacs and Rinse Aid.  As part of this campaign, I had friends over for a get-together, where we ate, drank and watched Cascade Platinum work it’s magic on our dirty dishes!  

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During the party, I explained the “Brownie Demo Experiment” I was conducting.  Basically, I baked a pan of brownies the day before and saved the baking dish (without washing it) so I could load the dishwasher the next day with the rest of the dishes I used for the party.  I pointed out that (as hard as it was – and it was hard!) that I did NOT soak or pre-wash the dish before loading it in the dishwasher.  We were all amazed at how clean the dishes came out thanks to Cascade Platinum Pacs and Rinse Aid!

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About Cascade Platinum Pacs

Cascade Platinum Pacs deliver the premium, advanced triple action formula that helps prevent residue on dishes and filming in the dishwasher.  These Pacs have the Grease Fighting Power of Dawn and scrub away tough 24-hour stuck-on food.  When you use the Cascade Platinum Pacs, there is no need to pre-wash your dishes.  Pretty awesome, right?

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About Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid

Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid provides outstanding spot and film protection.  It helps to rinse away food particles and residues that can cause spots on dishes.  It also provides great drying action.  Etch protection helps prevent further damage to dishes.  It does a great job on dishes.

5 Tips for Dishwasher Success

1 – You can stack them high or stack them low – just make sure bulky items don’t block the sprayer.

2 – Place tall dishes and pans in the back of the bottom rack so they don’t block the detergent chamber.

3 – Place glasses and other fragile items in the top rack.  This keeps them away from the powerful sprayer under the bottom rack.

4 – Keep glasses looking great.  Set them between the tines on the rack, not over them.  Wet contact points can cause spots.

5 – Threading longer utensils through coffee-mug handles can help keep them secure in the wash.

Have an opinion to share?  Head to the Cascade website to leave a short review of Cascade Platinum products (http://www.cascadeclean.com/us/cascade/review) including #CascadeShiningReviews.  One reviewer will win a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher!

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1 lucky winner will receive a Cascade Platinum Kit, including Cascade Platinum, Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid, Whisk, Spatula, Cheese Grater and Oven Mitts!

Have you ever used Cascade Platinum before?  What is the toughest dish to get clean in your dishwasher?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

43 Responses to “5 Tips for Dishwasher Success + Giveaway!!”

  1. Jessica M. says:

    Question:Tell me in a comment what your toughest dishes (with recipe title) are to get cleaned in the dishwasher… Answer: Okay, my toughest dishes to get cleaned are the pots for sure! Seems like when I make anything I’m scrubbing the pots forever before I put it in the dishwasher, otherwise,it won’t come clean! (With Recipe title… I’m not sure what that part of the question means? I just make all kinds of recipes mostly any food that sticks to the pots & some foods dry on the pot too) …Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Margie says:

    My “Lasagna” pan is the hardest to clean. I have used Cascade before and it does a great job. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Fruit cobblers—like Blackberry Crisp–are yummy to eat, but sticky to clean.

  4. jennifer says:

    Lasagna always sticks pretty bad!

  5. tammigirl says:

    When we make pizzas with fresh gooey mozzarella the pan is pretty difficult to clean. Lasagna pans are a big mess, too. I make cobblers all the time, and if I forget and make them in a regular glass dish it’s a disaster, too.

  6. Ellie W says:

    My toughest is Frito Pie dishes. So messy, but my family loves it.

  7. Jackie says:

    I think dishes I use to serve fried eggs on are hard to clean. Once the egg dries on the plate, you have to scrub to remove.

  8. sandra says:

    dishes with dried on pasta sauce or leafy green bits are the worst for my dishwasher

  9. shelly peterson says:

    recipes with lots of cheese are hard to clean out of pans like lasagna and enchiladas.

  10. Kimberly Schotz says:

    The pan I make Mac and Cheese is difficult to clean.

  11. wendy rozema says:

    My Lasagna pan, which is a 13×9 Purex dish is the hardest to get cleaned!

  12. My Chicken Chalupa is a pain to clean up after

  13. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My honey glazed chicken is tough to clean up!

  14. Vickie Couturier says:

    I make a chicken casserole that leaves a big mess stuck to the pan I bake it in

  15. D Schmidt says:

    Fruit cobblers and pies are dreadful for me to clean.

  16. Candie L says:

    Queso Dip: that is always my worst one in the pans. Thank you

  17. Robin Wilson says:

    Baked Lasagna or any dish that has cheese. What an awful mess.

  18. shirley says:

    My hardest to clean is Blackberry Cobbler!

  19. Seyma Shabbir says:

    The most difficult dishes are lasagna, chicken pot pie, and baked vegetables!

  20. steve weber says:

    I make a chicken parm that is a nightmare to clean up after.

  21. Laura says:

    Here in the South, grits are a stable. But seriously, you can’t let grits dry to the sides of the pot, or you’re in BIG trouble trying to get it off! I always presoak and let the dish washer have it!

  22. Cynthia R says:

    Lasagna is tough to clean, also hot spicy wings, i hate those greasy stains.

  23. Janice Ford says:

    My toughest dish to get clean is by far my macaroni and cheese dish. Perhaps, I make it too often and we really love having lots of cheese in the dish. I use a glass rectangular dish.

  24. Margot C says:

    Recipe: Cherry Pie; just the usual thing, unfortunately the usual thing for me usually includes a pie crust that won’t hold, cooked on sugary cherry gunk, and 2 days in the fridge to get nice and stuck on there.

  25. latanya says:

    hard grits in a bowl

  26. Rachel C says:

    I would say the hardest to get clean is my kids’ oatmeal bowls when they don’t put them in the sink with water. Hate it when the food hardens on the dishes.

  27. Elizabeth McGlasson says:

    when I make enchiladas! Baked on corn tortillas with cheese and meat no to mention the sauce!

  28. Jen F says:

    My toughest stuff to clean is anything that has been allowed to get dried on, like spaghetti sauce!

  29. beth says:

    casseroles are always the worst

  30. Patricia Hess says:

    My Tater Tot Casserole! Especially if I add cheese!

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  31. amanda whitley says:

    i always have a tough time getting baked ziti off my dishes

  32. Nannypanpan says:

    My meatloaf is tough to clean up after

  33. mrsshukra says:

    Potato gratin is so hard to clean in our casserole dish!

  34. Debra Guillen says:

    I make a chicken and stuffing casserole which is so hard to get clean

  35. Angie says:

    Lasagna and enchiladas are always hard to get cleaned up!

  36. Nancy says:

    I think it is difficult to clean the baking dish when you make Home-made Lasagna.

  37. Dawn Keenan says:

    I have really deep soup bowls and if there is any egg dried on, they don’t come clean.

  38. Virginia Rowell says:

    My toughest pan and dishes to get cleaned in the dishwasher is my baked lasagna.

  39. Carmen N says:

    Baking dishes – especially casserole ones.

  40. Lily Kwan says:

    The toughest dishes to get cleaned are the ones with tomato sauce on them.

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