Saturday, June 15, 2013

"#sponsored #MyPlatinum Giveaway! The News is Just In: I am Officially a Cascade Platinum Influencer

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.

I was thrilled to hear today that I am going to be a member of Cascade’s ‘My Platinum‘ Ambassador Program. Glamamama will be sharing tips, tricks and goodies about dish washing with the help of Cascade.  Lordy knows, we all need to get the dishes clean one way or another.  Why not consider ANYTHING that can make the task easier, right?  I knew you were with me from the word easier!  The great part is that this is the first of four posts that I will be sharing with you so you have a bunch of opportunities to gather up all of my cleaning tricks.

As soon as I moved out of my parent’s house I was introduced to the dishwasher! My mom has one now but growing up we didn't have one. Ugh. Yes, I agree.  Thank goodness every apartment I’ve lived in has had one and now of course I have a brand new one in my house.  My sensitive skin and loads of dishes piled up is not for me. Now, with three people in our house I could never imagine not having one.

In the past, sometimes I would run the dishwasher more than once because the dishes really didn't come out clean.  This is with a really high end, fancy-pants dishwasher too.  I tried a bunch of different brands of dishwashing detergents--liquids, packets, crystals, you name it. I like my dishes to really look and feel clean. They weren't always coming out that way either. I just did not understand what was going on. I would get really irritated because I just don't have time for that.  I am busy, I work and have a family. I like to have some free time to myself.  I had zero interest in trying to soak and scrub to get out caked on dried food that a dishwasher should have gotten out.  I was finding a lot of spotting too on the glasses which is completely vexing.  I kept checking the rinse aid compartment thinking it had to be empty but I never could figure it out. 

I was excited to try Cascade’s line of products.  Cascade Platinum has been working really well for me. I am not needing to re-wash and I have not been seeing those vexing spots on the glasses.  Cascade has been around forever and they really keep innovating with new products which I like.  It is nice to know that they are not sitting on their laurels and are working to make their products better and my life easier. 

I am not kooky about it but when I make something that comes out nice, I often post it on Instagram or Facebook. Presentation is everything, right? Cascade knows that too so they recently partnered with Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine, Gail Simmons.   Of course preparation and taste is also important and Gail knows about the whole package.

You have to have a great-tasting recipe but also you want to present it beautifully. Sparkling dishes, shining flat ware and spot-free glasses let your fantastic recipe shine through so you can hear everyone say, "Wow!" Gail says, “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.”

Ready to win big in the new Cascade Platinum Instagram Contest?  Now you can show off how sparkly Cascade makes all your pots, pan and plates! Check out the Cascade Platinum contest landing page  to enter and submit images.  It is super easy to enter and maybe you will win!  They will get you set up with Instagram if you haven't tried it yet, you will love it. 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! Now don't forget, you have to both register and upload a photo with the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade to be in the running to win. 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.   The schedule is below so get cracking!

· 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)

You can find out more by following Cascade on Facebook and Instagram.


Ruth Hill said...

Thanks for inviting me to connect on Purex Insiders. I reviewed this, too, and I loved it as much as you. If you wish to connect (I'm going to follow you right after this), please check out my blog:

Leslie M. said...

My Dishwasher is getting old and the dishes aren't as sparkling clean as they used to be. Thanks for the letting me know about Cascade Platinum. I just put it on my shopping list. Running the dishwasher twice is getting to be a bit of a habit around here too and that isn't something I'm fond of. Thanks for the great info!


Zippy said...

I tried them as well and was VERY impressed with how my dishes AND dishwasher looked after. YAY for Cascade!!!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm going to have to try to enter that Instagram contest - sounds fun!