Cascade Complete & A Gift Card Giveaway

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Thanks to My Blog Spark and Proctor and Gamble for this opportunity.  I was sent a package of Cascade Complete ActionPacs as well as a Corelle baking dish with a plastic lid. 
The instructions were to bake a blueberry cobbler, let the dish sit out for 24 hours, then put it in the dishwasher with a Cascade Complete ActionPac.  So that’s what I did.

I will post the blueberry cobbler recipe another day, but I can tell you it was delicious.  It was a great choice for this test because it makes a mess and the blueberry really shows up on the dish.  Here’s what it looked like going into the dishwasher.

Cascade dirty dish

And here’s how it looked after it came out.  Remember, there was no rinsing involved.  The dish sat out dry for 24 hours, which was rather difficult for me to do.  I kept wanting to soak it.

Cascade clean dish

As you can see, the Cascade worked!  The dish was spotless.

The Giveaway

Walmart gift card Rather than sending you Cascade samples, P & G sent me a $25 Walmart gift card to pass on to one of my readers.  That way you can go buy some Cascade ActionPacs for yourself.  Be sure to look for coupons that are coming out this week.  To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what meal you think leaves the most mess on your cookware or dishes.  This giveaway will run until 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, May 5th.  Anyone may enter.  If you do not have a Walmart near you, it can be used online.

This product review was based on using complimentary Cascade product provided by P&G.  Bloggers also received a Walmart gift card to share with their readers.  P&G does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor does it endorse any opinions expressed within this blogsite.

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  1. Retro Homemaker says

    Definitely a dish of scalloped potatoes…they stick like glue

  2. Manda says

    Anything and everything. Unfortunately, my dishwasher doesn't like doing its job. When I first got my house, it was being remodeled and I only had so much money to spend between appliances.

    I used a good bit on a good stove because I wanted a good stove; gas one at that. I have a decent fridge but I had to settle for a crappy dishwasher since I had to get a stackable washer & dryer because of the lack of room. I hate them though since they hardly hold anything and it's just a pain.

    Now that I look back on it, I wish I bought a better dishwasher. Nothing seems to work, so, I tend to do most of the dish washing by hand and then sanitizing with the thing. If I found something that works, by all means, I'll be a happy camper.

  3. Kate says

    Anything I make in the crockpot – especially if I don't clean it right away!

  4. Amy @ Finer Things says

    I LOVE those Cascade gel packs! The most mess… anything cheesy and saucy.

  5. Chels says

    Homemade spaghetti sauce in my crockpot usually leaves me with a lot of scrubbing and soaking.

  6. Jennifer Julian says

    Well considering I have a old and grumpy dishwasher … pretty much anything would be messy. But I definitely think my Chipotle Southwestern Cornbread Casserole would do the trick. That'd make an awesome test run for the new soap.

  7. Meredith says

    Lasagna in the oven and ANYTHING in the crockpot. Convenience has it's price huh?

  8. Barb, Diabetic Snacker says

    I'd try it with my rice krispie treats as they are sticky. You mispelled Procter fyi. Great giveaway! I have one on my blog too if you'd like to visit.

  9. Kimmywizzie says

    I make these toffee bars and if you overcook them even a little bit they stick to the pan like epoxy. :)

  10. The Jones Clan says

    I would say lasagna is my biggest nemosis, hands down. I abhor the tomato staining.
    Although rice krispy treats are pretty darn messy too.

  11. Palila says

    Rice. It never really comes off the spoon used to scoop it out, and it leaves a film on the pot. I always end up hand-washing the rice paraphernalia and anything it comes into contact with in the dishwasher.

  12. regeneration31 says

    For me I would also say the blueberry cobbler, especially on the side of the casserole dish. I usually soak for a couple of hours.

  13. The Chatty Housewife says

    My dirtiest dish is from BBQ chicken because the BBQ sauce spatters and burns all over the edges of the dish. I would love to see if this stuff will get that off without a good scrubbing by hand first.

  14. Cathy N says

    My dirtiest dish is from guacamole. Whenever we have it, someone will fail to rinse their plate or the bowl from the Guacamole and it dries on and is impossible to remove!

  15. Diane says

  16. Diana says

    Amazing results and wow, not rinsing for 24 hours to prove it works had to be hard!

    Mexican lasagna bake is my worst mess.

    dlbrandmeyer @

  17. Thao says

    I love spaghetti but it leaves the worst stains on our dinnerware. And if I take it to work in plastic containers, it never comes out.

    member (dot) thao (at)

  18. Cindy says

    Gluten free baked goods, like cobbler. The rice flour, etc. are really sticky.

    I tried the Cascade ActionPacs once, but they were a little too tall for the compartment in my dishwasher at the time. They prevented the soap compartment from opening properly, leaving a soapy mess. I've moved since then, and maybe I'll give them a try with my new dishwasher.


  19. Toystory says

    Homemade Macaroni and cheese, esp. if we re-heat it for a second meal. 1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot) com

  20. Youthful One says

    My son said broccoli cheese soup, I was going to say homemade mac and cheese.
    It's really the cheese, isn't it?

    neoterikos1 at gmail dot com

  21. Sandra says

    I think eggs leave the worst mess on my dishes.

  22. JC says

    Chicken/Beef stew in the crockpot is the most difficult one to clean.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  23. jencroley says

    I hate getting scrambled eggs out my pan and off the plastic spatula.

  24. Melissa says

    Lasagna or barbecued chicken (I sauce it in the oven and the sauce gets baked onto the pan).

  25. Tasty Eats At Home says

    Any type of casserole – like lasagna or anything cheesy. This is a great test of their product, wow!

  26. says

    Lasagna or any dish with melted crusty cheese :) That's pretty impressive how Cascade worked with amazing results!

  27. Vindiciti says

    Anything that I crock pot. It just bakes onto the side, and it's such a pain to get off!

  28. Ashley says

  29. stephaniestempinski says

    Oatmeal turns into cement on anything. I actually had to sand some oatmeal off of a chair once.

  30. Crystal says

    Lasagna seems to make the biggest mess! I have to scrub & scrub to get baked on lasagna off!

  31. Snowygreen says

    for me, roasted potatoes and vegetables b/c i leave them in the oven for a while and there is always brown oil? caked along the top… thanks for this!!
    snowygreen2003(at)hotmail (dot) com

  32. Anonymous says

  33. MonsterAteMy says

    As I just finished dealing with a couple casserole dishes full of these, I can say "scalloped potatoes" with certainty. No matter how well I butter the dish, they really stick.

  34. Valerie says

    my dishwasher doesn't do a great job either. but it really hates when i pot the crockpot dish in after making chili.

  35. Tiff + Albert says

    Cheese, esp on utensils! It gets everywhere and always sticks to the scrub pad and in between the prongs on the forks.

  36. miranda7380 says

    I have to agree, anything with cheese, luckily since i do the cooking, hubby mostly cleans up. I usually rinse, but I also throw the scrub brushes from my sink into the dishwasher, usually gets all the gunk out.

  37. Shawn says

    Chili or spaghetti sauce seem to make a big mess.


  38. Courtney says

    Just about anything I cook at dinner, lol! It all makes a mess, but I guess things spinach artichoke dip get pretty messy!

  39. Carolyn says

    The crock pot always seems to need extra scrubbing!

    carriemak at aol dot com

  40. Aubree Cherie says

    I find that my crockpot is the hardest thing to clean. I soak and cook my own beans, so I use it a lot. It was a perfect white color and its starting to be not so white :-/ haha

    ~Aubree Cherie

  41. Deanna G. says

    I'd have to say eggs. Whenever I make them they always get really stuck on my pans!

  42. linda says

    Lasagna or enchiladas. I usually have to really scrub my dishes before putting them in our dishwasher

  43. Holly says

    anything with cheese or eggs, and most everything else my dishwasher doesn't do a good job

  44. Betsy says

    Oatmeal sticks like glue in my dishwasher for some strange reason. My kids still eat that but it makes me sick so I definately want all of that out!
    Love your blog by the way.

  45. Morah Devorie says

    The two biggest messes are oatmeal or scrambled eggs made in the microwave. For some reason they're impossible to clean off my correle dishes, even after soaking!

  46. Susannah says

    Forgot to also mention, when somebody eats a sunny-side-up egg, the gooey stuff sticks to the plate and no dishwasher can take it off!


  47. The Lees says

    When my husband cooks. He gets sauces on the stove, and they cook on. I have to scrub really hard later!

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