A few weeks ago I traveled to the P&G and Cascade Headquarters. Not only did I learn a few new things about P&G, but I learned tons about one of our favorite brands, Cascade! We’ve been using Cascade for a very long time now and it has honestly never let us down. Now, don’t get me wrong, we do not have absolutely pristine dishes every single load, but what I am finding out more and more is that a lot of that was due to user error! I knew the product was good and my husband is constantly on me for loading the dishwasher incorrectly. The reality is, my philosophy was cram in as much as possible to get the most bang for your buck! What I’m finding out is that I was really just wasting my money and time. But, there was one thing my husband didn’t know that made me grin from ear to ear… you do not, I repeat, do NOT need to pre-rinse your dishes before you put them in the dishwasher. Seriously. Stop it. Take it from the girl in the lab coat (because we all believe people in lab coats).
Here’s the deal, when you pre-rinse your dishes you are wasting so much water! Running a dishwasher uses less water than hand washing. So, when you combine both you are wasting time and energy in every sense of the phrase. But here’s the kicker and what really made me a believer. We met with an actual dishwasher engineer who explained to us that your dishwasher will actually work harder for you when the dishes are dirty. What that means is that you are more likely to get ALL of the grime off instead of leaving the baked on egg in the corner of the pan.
Now, here’s the 2nd part of the equation, you need to have a dishwasher detergent that does a good job and packs a big punch. I watched first hand how the Cascade Platinum Pacs went to work immediately compared to another brand. It was amazing to watch it break down and get to work while the other brand did… well, pretty much nothing. The other brand eventually dissolved a little, but it didn’t completely. Cascade Platinum has different elements that act throughout your entire dishwasher in order to give you the best clean possible. I know that several of you may be saying, “Yes, but it costs more” and my response to you is, sometimes you need to spend a little extra to save a little. When you use a product that works for you the first time it saves you time, energy and water. In the long run it really pays off.
Do you need more proof? Check out these dishes. The one on the right was washed in Cascade Platinum and the one on the left was washed with another brand. Both had the same baked on macaroni in them (the same macaroni we ate for dinner the night before). Even in black and white you can see the difference.
What about you? What has your experience been with Cascade Platinum? Cascade wants to hear from you. Please leave your review at the Cascade Shining Reviews page!