Cascade Platinum Works Best with No Pre-wash!

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

It’s Angie here! Renee shared her amazing Cascade Platinum experience with you last month, and now it’s my turn.


When I heard that Cascade Platinum was telling women everywhere to skip the pre-wash step before placing dishes in the dishwasher, I wasn’t so sure. So, while visiting my parents out of state this week, I put Cascade Platinum to the test to see if it could clean up the mess from a big ‘ole family meal. We gathered cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, and learned some helpful and interesting facts about Cascade Platinum, and our dishwashers.



Cascade provided us with this handy dandy tip sheet that laid out five important tips for getting perfectly clean dishes every time!

Besides the controversial “no pre-wash” tip, I was also helped by their advice on glassware. They urge us to place our glassware IN BETWEEN the tines on the top rack and NOT over top of them. I’m not sure why I never thought of this, and it’s helps eliminate those pesky spots.


To test out the “no pre-wash” idea, we cooked a brunch style menu complete with French Toast, and even a yummy brownie desert that I made the night before.






The French Toast was super yummy, and even my grandpa gave it a thumbs up. :)


After we were done eating, I loaded the dishwasher according to the tips, and even though it pained me, I DIDN’T PRE-WASH! Cascade Platinum had to face all that dried on goo all on its own.


I added the Cascade Rinse Aid and a Cascade Platinum tablet and we were ready to run.




While the dishwasher was running, we discussed the controversial “no pre-wash” decision. So, why does Cascade Platinum say “NO” to pre-washing? According to Cascade, besides the fact that it is a HUGE timesaver, pre-washing actually inhibits the dishwashing detergent’s special enzymes from working properly. With no food particles to attach to, they can’t do their job. Plus, did you know that all dishwashers have a built-in garbage disposal? Who knew?! Now I don’t feel so guilty about skipping the pre-washing step.

In a nutshell: Cascade Platinum works best with no pre-wash.

Once the dishwasher was done, we were happy to see that Cascade Platinum wasn’t bluffing. The dishes were sparkly and clean, and not a trace of that dried on goo remained.


Even the skillet was nice and clean.


My family was super excited to each go home with their own Cascade Platinum tablets and Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid to try their own “no pre-wash” test!


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  1. Ashley Kolpak says:

    I would go outside and enjoy the nice fall weather with my extra time!

  2. Helen Rowland says:

    spending time with the family is what i will be doing!!

  3. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I would cook more!

  4. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Would Spend The Extra Time With My Family.

  5. By skipping the pre-wash, I’d love to have more time to spend with the kids playing or helping with homework

  6. I would read

  7. Ben (Ada) says:

    I’d watch movies

  8. Cynthia R says:

    I would spend more time reading and hanging out with my boyfriend.

  9. Watching tv, exercising, and reading a book.

  10. Tabathia B says:

    I would read a book

  11. I would enter more giveaways and maybe watch a movie with the family.

  12. Sarah Hall says:

    I would put my feet up and read a good book.

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