To prewash or not to prewash…that is the question!

Did you know that pre-washing actually makes it harder for your dishes to come super clean???  Pre-washing is one of many dish-washing myths.  Cascade Platinum is designed to work best and hardest when food is left on your dishware.  Why?  Because the enzymes in Cascade Platinum are designed to attach themselves to food particles.  What that means for you?  Less time washing the dishes and more time with your family!  And with this I decided to invite my friends over for some good food and fun while we discovered the truth in this and another dish washing myths.

In a recent study by Marie Claire we discover some dirty secrets…

Did you know that nearly 96% of those surveyed spend about an hour pre-washing their dishes on a weekly basis?!  And even after all that wasted time their dishes still come out with some sort of food debris still stuck on their plates and glasses.  Crazy, I know!  Nearly 46% admitted to being fearful if they skipped pre-washing the dishes that they would come out dirty.

Take back your time ya’ll!  Be free of food debris and take back the sparkle in your kitchen!  Let Cascade Platinum do the work for ya!  Cascade Platinum works hard so you don’t have too!


You will find our dishes sparkly and squeaky clean!

And now on to the real mystery of the  night!

Who ate all the brownies?!

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  “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.”

Cascade Platinum holds the ultimate power!

Awesome turnout last night!  My friends and I got together to put Cascade Platinum to the ultimate test. We made a HUGE mess with some super cheesy mac and cheese.


Recipe for Mac and Cheese (courtesy of The Pioneer Woman)  this is the best mac and cheese ever!!!


4 cups Dried Macaroni

1 whole egg beaten

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2-1/2 cups whole milk

2 teaspoons dry mustard

1 pound grated cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:  Cook Macaroni until very firm.  Macaroni should be too firm to eat right out of the pot.  Drain.

In a small bowl, beat egg.  In a large pot, melt butter and sprinkle in flour.  Whisk together over medium-low heat.  Cook mixture for five minutes, whisking constantly.  Don’t let it burn.  Pour in milk, add mustard, and whisk until smooth  Cook for five minutes until very thick.

Reduce heat to low.  Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking eggs.  Whisk together til smooth.

Pour egg mixture into sauce, whisking constantly.  stir until smooth.  Add in cheese and stir to melt.  Add salt and pepper.  Taste sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed!  Pour in drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine.


Make this recipe and your taste buds will thank me!!!

There was all kind of super sticky gooey mess and some chocolatey, crumby goodness leftover.  Our plates were hopelessly dirty and some of the food had been sitting for hours.  Normally I would have to scrub the dishes to get the dried cheese and chocolate crust off.  Not this time.  I dumped out the large pieces off food and didn’t pre-rinse.  Is Cascade up for this challenge???  That is what I want to know!  So we loaded the dishwasher…


Poured in some Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid


And tossed in a power pac…don’t let the pretty colors deceive you!  This lil pac is full of cleaning power!


We kicked up our feet and chatted a bit…

Here are some neat facts we learned along the way:

DID YOU KNOW??? There is no need to pre-wash when you use Cascade Platinum to wash your dishes. Cascade Platinum works best when food soil is left on the dishes because it 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 hardest for you.

DID YOU KNOW??? Most dishwashers have built in garbage disposals. This disposal works the same as the disposal in your sink.

DID YOU KNOW??? You should stack your dishes high and low, but making sure bulk items do not block the sprayer.

This next tip is awesome!

DID YOU KNOW???  Thread any long utensils through the coffee-mug handles to help keep them secure in the wash.

This next tip from Cascade made me think, “wow so that’s how you do that!”

DID YOU KNOW???  Set glasses between the lines on the rack NOT over them as wet contact points can cause spots.

I have been doing it all wrong for so many years!!!

So once our lil chit chat was through, it was time to check the dishwasher.  The truth of Cascade Platinum was revealed!!!  We stood around the dishwasher and when we opened the door we all stared in wow!


Ta Daaaaa!!!!

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ohhhh look how sparkly and how clean!!!  Even the food that was sitting for over 24 hours was gone!  And look at those perfectly lined glasses…I can see my reflection in them!  This clean with no pre-rinse and only one wash!

Cascade did it again!  My party guests were super amazed, as was I.

And now you have a chance to enter and win big with Cascade Platinum. Please follow this link to enter The Cascade Platinum giveaway to win a prize pack.

Prize pack includes:

  • Cascade Platinum
  • Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Cheese grater
  • Oven mitts



“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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