Things I Love Thursday- Cascade Complete

  Welcome to round #2 of the Things I Love Carnival!! Thanks in advance for playing along. I actually did not realize how much I would love reading your posts and finding new things to love. I am not sure this is going to be good for the wallet :) But marketers everywhere will live in fear.

This week, I was asked to try out Cascade Complete dishwasher detergent. So we are just going to continue with the dishwashing theme. I have let you in on my dishwashing neuroses, now we are going to talk about the hubby’s. He is a major pre-rinser. And he has won me over to his side. We practically wash the dishes before the dishwasher does. So when I read on the Cascade website in big bold letters that there is no need to prewash I was skeptical to say the least.

But I put in some nasty dishes to give it a whirl. I mean nasty. Plates with massively caked on food. Even a slotted spoon where you could hardly see the slots. I put in the detergent closed the door and practically double dog dared that detergent to get the dishes clean. And you know what? It totally did. Not a spot of food on anything. Anything!! I am majorly sold.

Now here is a freebie cause I wasn’t asked to review these babies, but I also majorly love the Cascade 2in1 ActionPacs (no that is not a typo, apparently the good folks at Cascade are not a fan of spaces). They are insanely easy to use. You just pop them in the little cup and go. I picked up 4 packs back when Walgreens was running a P&G promotion so I got them for a steal which is even better. Needless to say I won’t be buying dishwasher detergent until 2011.

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  1. I love the actionpacs too! I am certain that I spend less on detergent by using them…there’s a huge container (of course!) at Sam’s Club that’s only $12. My mom only ever used Cascade, and I’m the same :)

  2. I love the actionpac things too. I’ve been using them forever- they rock :).

  3. uhhh i just tried to comment and it pooped out on me, so sorry if this ends up being a duplicate!

    I also heart Cascade complete and the action packs! The true advantage of the action packs is that they let you be even LAZIER about dishwashing, which I love. :)

    PS my hubby is also a major pre-rinser. what is with that?

  4. Have used Cascade forever. It’s just one of those products that is worth every penny, every time.
    The action packs sound great, maybe I’ll give them a whirl.
    Gonna try and participate in TILT next week. What a great acronym!

  5. Nicole says:

    I am all about trying the action packs now – I am always a little leary to try new when the OG (original) Cascade is so wonderful. Let me give you a though for pro pre-rinse… does all the food actually get out of your dishwasher if you don’t? Always thought some of the food got stuck and I would be washing my dishes in yesterday’s yuck. Now one of my anal tendencies has come to light! I am very pro pre-wash!

  6. had hoped to participate in the carnival this week…just no time…hopefully next week! :)

  7. No pre-washing? Wow! I need to try this! We have to wash the crusty stuff off before it’s dishwashed or it still comes out crusty. And then I have to leave it for a few more cycles before I just break down and hand wash it. (But maybe the third time around it will get clean!)

  8. Janice says:

    I’m a Cascade fan too. It works great, so why change? Never heard of the action pacs. Must confess I’m also a big pre-rinse fan before the dishes ever go in the dishwasher, esp. if the food is dried on. Though I try to rinse soon after the dish is used.

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