Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cascade Platinum Pacs Review and Instagram Contest Info

Our dishwasher is a mainstay in our kitchen.  We use it almost daily.  I even made a sign for the front so you can tell if the dishes are clean or dirty.  If the sign says dirty you can add dishes.  If it says clean you must unload the dishwasher before adding any dirty dishes.  It is a process and routine that works for us in our household.  I am lucky enough to receive a sample package of Cascade Platinum Pacs to review because I am a member of Mom Central and they accepted me to their Cascade Platinum Influencer Activation program. 

I always pre-rinse the dishes before putting them into the dishwasher.  I hate nothing more than a load of clean dishes with residue left on them.  It makes me feel as though the whole cleaning process was a waste of time.  Before using these new Platinum Pacs we would find the occasional residue but since we have started using these our dishes are cleaner than ever. 

Now more than ever, people eat with their eyes, and the evidence is all over sites like Facebook and Instagram.  With that in mind, Top Chef judge and editor of Food + Wine magazine, Gail Simmons, has partnered with Cascade to discuss why presentation is just as important as preparation.

From prep to plating: It's more than just a great-tasting recipe, but also perfect presentation.  Sparkling dishes, shining flat ware and spot-free glasses truly let you put your best food forward with culinary creations that pop!

Gail recommends impressing with a Platinum Presentation: "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."

You can learn more about Cascade's partnership with Gail Simmons by viewing videos avaiable on the Link to the Cascade Facebook page: and Cascade Youtube Page

There is an Instagram contest encouraging fans to upload photos related to the weekly contest themes.  You can 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:

  • 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)

Full Disclosure: I am participating 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.