Cascade Platinum – My Dishwasher Experiment + Giveaway #CascadeShiningReviews

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 – My Dishwasher Experiment + Giveaway #CascadeShiningReviews

I love a good experiment. But I have to admit, Cascade had me pulled into one of the hardest family experiments I’ve ever had to conduct. Why is that? Because an OCD person + dirty dishes = one paranoid mommy. If you’re a mom like me, then I know exactly how you do dishes. We have little faith in our dishwasher, tiring endlessly my “pre-washing” our dishes in the sink before placing them in the dishwasher for the REAL clean. Cascade challenged me to the ultimate dishwasher experiment with the new Cascade Platinum product line.

Here’s how the experiment was conducted:


1. Invite 10 folks over for a dinner party, check!

I just had to say party. Family and friends were eager to check out the new Cascade Platinum. Also curious about the “experiment,” I had lots of folks asking if Cascade Platinum was a real time saver when it comes to clean dishes!


2. Make some of the messiest and most delicious comfort foods on the planet, homemade mac n’ cheese and brownies!

I was given specific instructions to make some of the messiest comfort foods for my party. I made the brownies the night before…then LEFT the pan and the stuck on brownie bits to wash 24 hours later. You can imagine the hyperventilation I was feeling leaving my pan without soaking! The day of the party, I made Homemade Mac n’ Cheese with ooey gooey cheese. Then instead of washing off the cheesy bits right away, I left them stuck-on until it was time to run the dishwasher.


3. After eating, load up the dishwasher with your party guests’ dishes and your cooking pans, WITHOUT pre-washing.

In fact, I was only allowed to shake off excess large chunks off of each plate/pot. No rinsing, no soaking, no extra dish washing of any kind was to occur! More hyperventilation! Just load your dishes into the dishwasher as you normally would.


4. Add Cascade Platinum

The new Cascade Platinum line of products are specially formulated for the ultimate dish cleaning experience with 2 new products for your family.

  • Cascade Platinum ActionPacs
  • Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid

Just add one ActionPac and fill your Rinse Aid section of your dishwasher with the new Cascade Platinum. Then, it’s time to let go of pre-washing your dishes! Cascade Platinum works best when food soil is left on the dishes because its 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 its hardest for you. The special combination of products achieve a powerful clean for your dishes AND your dishwasher, even for 24 hour old stuck-on food!

I know what you’re thinking. Where does all of that food go?  Doesn’t all of that caked on food end up damaging my dishwasher and pipes? There is a garbage disposal built into the bottom of almost all dishwashers that works exactly like the disposal in your sink. The food is easily removed and washed away without damaging effects.


5. Enjoy sparkling clean dishes and dishwasher, all with LESS work for you!

I was in shock. I couldn’t believe that Cascade Platinum removed all of that stuck-on cheese from my pot, my bowl, all of those plates. And the 24 hour old brownie pan was sparkling clean too. What will this mean? We will be saving water, time and effort pre-cleaning our dishes! Can you imagine what us mommies can do with all of this extra time now? No more pre-washing….who would have thought?! Thanks to Cascade Platinum, we can enjoy dishes again, all with less work!

Have you tried the new Cascade Platinum? Head to the Cascade website to leave a short review of Cascade Platinum ( including #CascadeShiningReviews. One reviewer will win a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher!

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Ready for a fun and squeaky clean giveaway? 1 lucky fan will win a Cascade Platinum Prize Pack filled with goodies for your kitchen!

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

This giveaway ends 9/8. Here’s how to enter:

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Disclosure ~ Post sponsored by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I received free products + compensation for my time and efforts for this posting. All opinions are 100% my own. Saving Said Simply not responsible for shipment of prizes. Be sure to follow Saving Said Simply via Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube  for more reviews, giveaways and more.


  1. Taylor Garcia says:

    Chili. If you don’t wash it right away it’s almost impossible to get off

  2. Lasagna is always a stuck on mess

  3. I want the spaghetti sauce or burned stainless steel pots to be sparkling clean. That is what Cascade can help me with.

  4. Baked Ziti is terrible to get off.

  5. baked mac and cheese

  6. Heather barker says:

    Anything that I make in my crock pot. That’s the hardest thing to clean that I own.


    like to tackle some sticky syrup with cascade

  8. Eggs are the worst!! After eggs is oatmeal. I have a theme going here…breakfast lol. =P

  9. Baked om BBQ sauce!

  10. Scrambled eggs are an issue with me doing dishes.

  11. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I want to try stuck on lasagna. I also want to try Peanut Butter on knives to see if it comes clean.

  12. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    One of our favorites is yummy, cheesy King Ranch Chicken (home made, no cans) but it is a challenge to clean up.

  13. Eggs especially when scrambled with cheese!

  14. baked spaghetti

  15. I am making baked manicotti and wish I had some of this to try on it.

  16. Marla King says:

    I hate to remove eggs from my plates.

  17. Linda Manns says:

    Baked on cheese is awful to get off. I would love to try cleaning it with Cascade

  18. Cheese and casserole stuff

  19. June Ebinger says:


  20. Angela Saver says:

    Baked on cheese is awful!

  21. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Scalloped potatoes. I bake them and when they’re done, there is a layer on my casserole dish that just doesn’t want to come clean, even after soaking and scrubbing.

  22. Susan Campbell says:

    Farina, sometimes I think I’d do better with a pressure washer!!

  23. rebecca day says:


  24. We always have trouble getting off spaghetti sauce and barbecue sauce also.

  25. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I want to tackle the stuck on food on my kids leave behind.

  26. For us I think that brownies would be pretty much the biggest challenge. OH! Muffin tins- if Cascade could clean that mess- I would be a believer!

  27. Pancake batter. I would like Cascade to tackle dried pancake batter

  28. ketchup

  29. Scrambled Eggs with melted cheese!

  30. I would like to try eggs with this cascade.

  31. Pamela Gurganus says:

    I want to tackle stuck on lasagna with Cascade Platinum!

  32. Lasagna and cheese

  33. my chili cheese bake I make is always a stuck on mess.

  34. melissaandkeith miller says:

    Chili soup

  35. Helga/billsn beaks says:

    I find baked on mac and cheese a real challenge.

  36. Baked fish!!! We eat alot of salmon and unless I lay some aluminum foil in the pan, the skin always sticks to the pan when baking. It is the worst, having to scrape and soak.

  37. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Any stuck on food. I prewash my dishes, so whatever is left, need it gone. And the gooey watery substance left from other dishwashing agents, I want it gone also which is why this Cascade is better.

  38. rochelle haynes says:

    Mac and cheese is hard to clean

  39. Baked on lasagna is really tough to get off.

  40. Nicole-Lynn says:

    When I make chili in the crock-pot it sticks, is hard to get off! Thanks for the opportunity.

  41. vickie couturier says:

    dried sauce and pasta noodles

  42. Donna Cheatle says:

    I’d like to use this to take a whack at my lasagna pan!

  43. Kim Keithline says:

    burnt on eggs and cheese are really hard to get off in the dishwasher I would love for cascade to get rid of them for me

  44. Tracy Pryor says:

    I would love to tackle eggs. They are the worst to get out of pans.

  45. Stephanie Easterling says:

    Dry Scrambled eggs on my frying pan.

  46. Jennifer Reed says:

    The stuck on food I want to tackle with the Cascade Platinum is my pan after I make my teriyaki chicken.

  47. Stacey Roberson says:

    Chicken enchiladas. I have so much trouble cleaning the cheese off my cookware.

  48. April Brenay says:

    dried on egg, my boys love scrambled eggs and its so hard to clean off their plates!

  49. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I think Oatmeal is the worst to get clean on bowls.
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  50. abedabun dawn says:

    Dried on egg! That has to be the worst to clean off plates and pans.

  51. My lasagna pan.

  52. Lasagna pan, Bacon grease, dish from homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

  53. I need to try these. I use Cascade, but have never tried these new packs before.

  54. Caroline Wampler says:

    Chili and pasta sauce! They are so hard to come off! And eggs that are fried in a pan.

  55. Charlene Drake says:

    I need help with dried stuck on scrambled egg. We put the breakfast dishes in the morning but don’t run the machine until after dinner.

  56. Lasagna is a big pain to clean off of the casserole dishes.

  57. Shanna Beam says:

    Baked chicken, baked spaghetti….heck, baked anything, lol! It always leaves food stuck on the dish/pan!

  58. Jessica To says:

    I need this for my baked chicken and gravy casserole.

  59. I always use Cascade for my dishes. Not having to pre-rinse saves so much time!

  60. Dried on cooked steel cut oats are a nightmare to clean off the bowls!

  61. I would like to try it on baked-on casserole dishes.

  62. Linda Madden says:

    My Mac and cheese.

  63. Looks like Cascade does a great job! Once I get a dishwasher I will put it to the test!

  64. Oh I think Eggs are my worst cleaning enemy. Alws a nasty mess.

  65. Joni Mason says:

    I want to tackle cheese with Cascade Platinum! It is the hardest thing to get off dishes, pots, and pans!

  66. Susan Christy says:

    Baked on cheese.

  67. I want some of that macaroni and cheese! I love how great Cascade Platinum did on getting all that off your pan!

  68. Anything cheesy is always so hard to clean! I think the baking pans are a really close second.

  69. Cascade works so well! I never prerinse.

  70. Crockpot barbecued pulled chicken!

  71. Wow! I can’t believe how dirty they were to begin with. This makes me so happy. My husband thinks you practically have to wash the dish before even putting in the dishwasher. Cool experiment!

  72. The worst is when it is left out and dries up or burnt! So hard to clean!

  73. We love Cascade in our house. It really works for me.

  74. Tari Lawson says:

    I want to handle peanut butter stuck on my knives and spoons.

  75. muffin pans are never seeming to be 100% clean no matter what i do. i’m determined to check out how cascade does on a muffin tin!

  76. I have the hardest time getting lasagna off my pans. I bet this would really do the trick though!

  77. Erin Madigan says:

    Pasta is the WORST. I would love the help of Cascada to get those tough stains out!

  78. I would love to try this out. The stuck on food I would tackle is the leftover cheese from oven baked mac and cheese.

  79. Cascade is amazing! It was wonderful to see how it all worked at P&G.

  80. It looks like Cascade really works on crusty dishes. I need to try that

  81. Catherine S says:

    Looks like a great product and great giveaway. We use Cascade in our house.

  82. I’ll have to give Cascade Platinum a shot. Those before and after pictures are impressive.

  83. Great to knwo it worked so well for you. Great giveaway!

  84. What a fantastic review of Cascade Platinum. It’s great to know it works so well.

  85. Karen Gray says:

    I’m pretty terrible at cooking, so usually when I make pasta, there’s a little bit of burnt pasta stuck at the bottom of the pot. I’d like to see if Cascade could help with that!

  86. I want it to tackle the stuck on food from pots and pans my children use to cook. They love cooking, but they don’t love cleaning up after themselves.

  87. I would love to tackle the caked on dried up ranch dressing that my kids put on absolutely everything that they eat.

  88. We have a really old dishwasher so pretty much everything needs help.

  89. Saucy pastas! :) This stuff looks like it works pretty amazingly!

  90. That sure got your dishes sparkly! I hate stuck on food!

  91. chickie brewer says:

    I seemed to always have trouble with scrambled eggs.

  92. Wow, it seems I need to switch over to Cascade! This looks like such a superior product compared to what I’m using!

  93. Megan Cromes says:


  94. Les Johnson says:

    I battled with my lasagna and baked mac-n-cheese.

  95. cheese is the worst. I always prerinse, it’s a habit

  96. I would need it for lasagne

  97. Ann BAcciaglia says:

    I can’t believe that you did not have to pre wash or pre rinse your dishes. That is so cool! I really need to get some of this dishwasher soap.

  98. I don’t like having to pre-rinse, so we use Cascade most days too. When we don’t, we get gross spots. :/

  99. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Looks like all those yucky dishes were cleaned in a cinch by this product! Love a reliable dishwashing tab!

  100. I love Cascade – they can tackle any food! Looks like you had a great party!

  101. The boys in this house eat a lot of ramen, but never seem to be able to rinse out the bowls BEFORE putting them in the dishwasher! There is ALWAYS bits of ramen still stuck to the bowls when I take them out after running the dishwasher!

  102. Jamie Houck-Bell says:

    Rice. Or any cheese dish. Oatmeal is awful. Lol

  103. Monique Rizzo says:

    Dried cheese is the worst!!

  104. Want to tackle lasagna.

  105. I would like to tackle stuck on Lasagna with the Cascade Platinum!

  106. Tammy Horn says:

    Anything with pasta.

  107. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Eggs and cheese probably! It’s so hard to get off my cooking pans!

  108. steven weber says:

    baked potatoes are the worst.. it’s like concrete.

  109. Stuck on cheese is my biggest problem.

  110. My husband never rinses off his dishes so everything is stuck on.

  111. Charissa N. says:

    Baked macaroni and cheese. The cheese never wants to come off.

  112. Lasagna.

  113. Spaghetti sauce (this is ever single week!)

  114. gayle gildehaus says:

    I think baked on casseroles with cheese are the worst to clean.

  115. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    Stuck on cheese after it has baked onto the pan. Yuck, so hard to clean.

  116. I want to try the Cascade on my chicken and rice casserole.

  117. Terry Maigi says:

    I want to try it on baked lasagna or spaghetti! Those dishes are always tough to wash!

  118. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    Brisket Chili, we just made some, and its intense to get off the dishes!

  119. Mihaela Day says:

    Baked on BBQ sauce is the worst for me :)

  120. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Washing the baking pans after baking brownies is the worst.

  121. I want to tackle stuck on casserole.


  123. Lasagne as it is so hard to get the baked sauce and cheese off of the pan.

  124. perlita mata says:

    mac and cheese!

  125. Penny Snyder says:

    Dried on lasagna!!~

  126. Lou Anne G. says:

    Cheese from enchiladas.

  127. Lasagna and cheese…arrrgh! :)

  128. Melinda Stephens says:

    Cheese! I hate dealing with stuck on cheese on my dishes.

  129. scrambled egg! We make them in the microwave nearly every morning and that bowl is a nightmare if not left to soak.

  130. Nicole Millheim says:

    Lasagna. I would bow down and kiss the ground if i can find one thing that would tackle this for me

  131. oatmeal

  132. Michell Elizondo says:

    Baked grease.

  133. I need to get rid of residue from italian casseroles like baked ziti and lasagna.

  134. Anything with baked cheese is hard to get clean without scrubbing.

  135. Tammy Sullivan Nelson says:

    Bread dough

  136. Debbie Welchert says:

    Baked beans are the worst to clean up.

  137. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to tackle baked on lasagna with Cascade Platinum.


  138. I want to tackle baked on cheese.

  139. Dawn Keenan says:

    I think knives that have peanut butter on them are the worst to come clean.

  140. Spaghetti!

  141. I need Cascade Platinum to tackle my baked ziti pans.

  142. My casserole pans after cheezy broccoli baked casserole!

  143. joe gersch says:

    mine would be tomato sauces

  144. Dried on Spaghetti Sauce!

  145. cheese i think. We eat alot of cheese. All of our meals seem to involve some kind of cheese.

  146. I would want it to clean all of our baked on cheese dishes. They are the worst.

  147. Milk stained to the bottom of glasses!

  148. Kathie Craig says:

    I always find spinach stuck to everything.

  149. Cheese and Eggs always seem to be the hardest to get rid of!

  150. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    Lasagna. The cheese likes to stick even if I spray the pan first.

  151. Susan Smith says:

    I want to try it on baked lasagna

  152. tina reynolds says:

    I want to use it on Lasagna and pineapple upside down cake had those dishes this week and such a pain to clean

  153. curry and Lasagna.

  154. Rebecca Lock says:

    I want to tackle oatmeal and lasagna.

  155. Laurie Emerson says:

    I tackle lasagna and spaghetti that refuse to leave their pans.

  156. OMGosh it’s so hard for me to not prewash! I am just so paranoid that it’s not going to come clean.

  157. Scrambled eggs! They always stick to the pan

  158. Samii Meyer says:

    Red sauces! They are so hard to get off of the dishes!

  159. Mine would definitely be Lasagna.

  160. cynthia Painter says:

    Burritos baked in the oven!

  161. Frito Pie. I hate washing the pan after making it.

  162. I would love to tackle lasagna!

  163. LASAGNA

  164. Lasagna

  165. lasagna pan is the worst.

  166. Francine Anchondo says:

    I would say Lasagna

  167. Cheryl Hall says:

    I would say dried one egg or melted cheese are my toughest stains

  168. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would definitely go with Mac & Cheese. It sticks to the bottom of the pan sometimes.

  169. I would like to try it on the casserole dish after making Lasagne.

  170. Cheese is the stuck-on food I’d like to tackle.

  171. Jennifer D says:

    Homemade mac and cheese

  172. I could use help with stuck on cheese.

  173. I want it to help with cooked on eggs.

  174. Anything that I make in my glass casserole dishes! Especially all kinds of casseroles, baked chicken, and brownies.

  175. queso dip is my biggest nemesis. Thank you

  176. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    bbq sauce

  177. Stuck on cheese!

  178. Brittney House says:

    I usually have problem with pasta dishes.

  179. Cheese is always the worst to deal with because it always gets stuck!

  180. Thanks for the giveaway…the residue from eggs & cheese !

  181. Mac and cheese

  182. I would be scared to not rinse the dishes before hand. I think I need to give Cascade Platinum a try.

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