Monday, June 24, 2013

Sponsored Review: 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.”

I struggle with my dishwasher. I am not sure it it's my dishwasher fault, our city water, or our water softener, but we get spots. Up until this review I had been using a biodegradable dishwasher detergent and a "chug" of vinegar. Why the vinegar? To help with spots and mineral build up in the dishwasher. I often forget to check if the spot to put in rinse aid is full or not and then I forget and get a load filled with spots and have to re-wash the load, which is a waste of resources, unless I wanted dishes with spots or a film.

So, I was excited to try Cascade Platinum because there are 4 products in one pac but I only have to remember one step, which is always a bonus! Less steps is generally better for everyone. I was sent the Fresh scent pacs, but there is also Lemon scent pacs.

I have now used the entire bag that was sent to be to review and each time my dishes came out with spots or a film. In the past I had to use vinegar with each wash to keep away hardwater film and spots. So, this was one less step I had to do and I didn't have to worry about if I was out of vinegar or not. As far as cleaning power, Cascade Platinum appears to clean as well as my other dishwasher detergent, so the only different I noticed was that this was a complete product that kept away hardwater stains and spots.

Cascade does offer 3 different dishwasher detergent products, all that contain Dawn (blue liquid), but Cascade Complete also contains the green liquid and then Cascade Platinum contains both of those as well as the purple liquid. I am unsure what the other liquids are, so I do wish I knew what they were and are for. I imagine one of them must be a rinse aid and the one thing that Platinum does that Complete doesn't is get rid of hardwater buildup, so I have to believe that is what the purple is for.

It costs as low as 29-cents per load to wash with Cascade Platinum Pacs (per the MSRP), of course you can always look for them on sale or watch for a coupon to bring that cost down. As of the publish date of this post there is a 50-cent off coupon on their website for Cascade Platinum, plus a couple other coupons.

Want to WIN a Kitchen-Aid Kitchen Makeover AND a year supply of Cascade Platinum?  Then enter their Instagram contest for a chance to win the grand price, PLUS weekly winner are chosen to win a 6 month supply of Cascade Platinum.

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