Cascade My Platinum Review & Instagram Contest


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“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.”

Last week I told y’all about my participating in Cascade’s ‘My Platinum’ Ambassador Program.  I was excited to receive my product samples this week so I could see for myself if my dishes would get extra sparkly and clean.  I’ve always shied away from putting my dishes in the dishwasher without pre-washing, since anytime I had tried before they always came out dirty.  It’s one thing to wash freshly dirtied dishes, a whole ‘nother ball game to try to wash dried on day old food. Yuck!  But, I had agreed to try and was hoping it would work as it would be a huge time saver if I were able to skip pre-washing.

So, I cooked my kids one of their favorite dinner’s that just so happens to be the messiest; Crock-pot Spaghetti (without a crock-pot liner). My crock-pot was beyond coated with food.  In fact, after soaking it OVERNIGHT in water it still looked like this! (see image below)

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Holy Smokes!  This just so happens to be the messiest cooked on spaghetti I’ve ever seen.  I was NOT looking forward to washing scrapping all of this baked on spaghetti goodness.  Then, I remembered my new Cascade Platinum samples.  I decided right then and there if my crock-pot ended up sparkling clean without me having to lift a finger I was sold.  So into the dishwasher it went!

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Looking at these two images side by side, the after picture definitely looks cleaner!!  Is it possible that Cascade Platinum really cleaned my extremely dirty crock-pot? I’ll have to admit, I was a little nervous to look.  What do you think?

Sparkly Clean!!

I’m shocked y’all!  Never in a million years did I expect it to come completely clean.  When they say Cascade© Platinum Pacs feature an advanced triple action recipe that is specially designed to leave dishware virtually spot-free and help prevent the build-up of hard-water film on dishwasher walls they weren’t playing games!  Seriously, if it works this good on my extremely dirty baked on crock-pot then our everyday dirty dishes should be a breeze.  I’m looking forward to seeing how much time I can save now that I know I can eliminate pre-washing!! Woot!

Now, for the fun stuff!

Cascade recently partnered with Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine, Gail Simmons, to discuss why food presentation is just as important as preparation. Additionally Cascade launched “My Platinum” Instagram contest! Cascade wants you to show off your dishes, silverware and glassware for a chance to win great prizes by entering the “My Platinum” Instagram contest (details below and my first entry!).

My Platinum Instagram Contest

Cascade Platinum Contest Details:

The Cascade “My Platinum” contest is a four week Instagram contest that encourages you to upload photos related to the weekly contest themes. Show off how sparkly Cascade makes all your pots, pan and plates!

  • Visit the contest landing page for information on how to enter and submit images:
    • The landing page will prompt you to sign up for Instagram if you are not currently users of the app.
    • 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 makeover! 

To win, users have to both register and upload a photo with the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade.  Participants that have not registered will be disqualified from winning. Each week will have a 6-day entry period where Instagram users can enter the contest with their #MyPlatinum Photo. Cascade will choose two weekly winners and one final grand prize winner after the entry period has ended. Please be sure to include both the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade in your entries to the contest!

  • Week 1: My Platinum Plate (Entry Period: 6/3-6/9)

Show us your best dish styled from the sparkling plate up!

  • Week 2: My Platinum Bite (Entry Period: 6/10-6/16)

       Show us your best bite and most creative use of sparkling silverware!

  • Week 3: My Platinum Clink (Entry: 6/17-6/23)

       Show us how you serve up creative concoctions in sparkling glasses. Cheers!

  • Week 4: My Platinum Table (Entry Period: 6/24-6/30)

       Show us your sparkling tablescape for your most special celebrations!

Grand Prize Winner (Entry: 6/3-6/30)

I’d love it if a Time 2 $ave reader won!  We’d love to see your entry. Don’t forget to follow the Cascade Facebook page and enter the Cascade “My Platinum” Instagram Contest.

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