Around these parts, cleaning the dishes is my chore. But between the terrible two's, the long summer days and sicknesses all around, I've not been up for tackling our overflowing sink.
Just thinking about the process of doing dishes exhausted me.
Soak. Pre-wash. Rinse. Dishwasher. Repeat.
I've been going through this process for years, wasting hour after hour of dish prepping before throwing them into the dishwasher. I blame my mother; she did this too. I also blame dirty dishes post-dish washing!
All this changed last week though. Thankfully, my kitchen is now stocked with Cascade Platinum Pacs.
No need to pre-wash those day-old dishes. No rewashing spotty glasses. No more extra work.
Cascade has even teamed up with Gail Simmons, Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine, to share the importance of presentation. If you've been around my blog for any amount of time, you know I'm a sucker for a good recipe. And often that means piles upon piles of dishes.
As Gail recommends, “The easiest recipes pop with unexpected, gourmet presentations. Drizzle bright sauces on sparkling white plates or layer desserts in crystal-clean glassware. Keep your presentation sparkling with Cascade Platinum, which keeps dishes perfect for anytime entertaining and impromptu guests.”
Cascade is in the midst of hosting a four-week Instagram contest in which they're encouraging you to share your shiniest of dishes. Visit the contest landing page for information on how to enter and submit images (FYI you need to have an InstaGram account!).
Two contestants will be selected to receive a brand new Whirlpool dishwasher each week! 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 Cascade 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)
A huge thanks to Cascade for changing my dish-washing routine! In both Fresh and Lemon scents, you can find Cascade Platinum Pacs from your local grocers and retailers.
Learn more about Cascade’s partnership with Gail Simmons by viewing videos available on the Link to the Cascade Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/10Y8RQQ and Cascade YouTube page: http://bit.ly/124rLfa
Keep up with Cascade Platinum on Facebook for even more sparkling products!
“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.”