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How many times have you heard someone say, “Scrub those dishes before putting them in the dishwasher! Do you think there is a little man inside who gets them clean?”.  I never really understood why it was necessary to wash the dishes before you wash the dishes. Isn’t that the point of owning and using a dishwasher?

Fast forward to a being a newlywed with my first house and wifey duties. For the first time, I am making the buying decisions on household items. Of course, as I am wandering through the dish washing detergent aisle, I automatically reach for Cascade. It is the only product I have ever seen my mother and grandmother use their own dishwashers, and therefore, it is the brand I purchase on my own.

A few more years down the road, and a new and improved Cascade product, Cascade Complete is introduced on the market. It promises to clan dishes without washing them first. My ears perk up and I head out immediately to Target to buy Cascade Compete, with the full intention of proving my husband wrong. There is a little man inside the dishwasher that gets those caked on, greasy dishes spotless. His name is Cascade Complete! And, let me tell you how good it felt to say that! For once in my life, I didn’t have to wash the dishes before washing the dishes.

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Now, with my little entourage of 4, I barely have time to load the dishwasher anymore, let alone worry about if they are all rinsed and stacked properly inside. Now my biggest task is trying to get rid of those nasty hard water spots the Las Vegas water supply creates on my glasses, and the nasty residue it leaves on the inside of my dishwasher. Before, when I was using Cascade Complete, I would complement its use with another product meant specifically for that purpose. However, newly introduced Cascade Platinum takes care of all my concerns in one small pouch. I just toss it in the dishwasher soap dispenser. Voila! Easy Peasy and no icky dishes.

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This is great news because as you know, I like to take lots of pictures of food and share them with you all. Imagine how grossed out you would be if my wine glasses were streaky and my plating dish filmy. I wouldn’t even eat or drink out of either of those, let alone, share them in a photo. Ew. With that in mind, Top Chef judge  and Food +Wine editor, Gail Simmons, has partnered with Cascade to discuss why presentation is just as important as preparation. The Cascade “My Platinum” contest is a four week Instagram contest encouraging fans to upload photos related to the weekly contest themes. Show off how sparkly Cascade makes all your pots, pan and plates! This week’s theme (6/17-6/23) is My Platinum Clink: Show off how you serve up creative concoctions in sparkly glasses! Cheers! 

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Visit the contest landing page ( for information on how to enter and submit images: Each week, two contestants will be selected to receive a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher. Additionally, one lucky grand prize winner will receive a Platinum kitchen! Be sure to use #MyPlatinum and tag @MyPlatinum when you post an image on Instagram. Awesome, right? I know how much you all love to show off your Happy Hour cocktail, so take advantage of this opportunity!

Learn more about Cascade Platinum on their Facebook page.

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