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.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Retro Homemaker says:

    Definitely a dish of scalloped potatoes…they stick like glue

  2. 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. Casseroles tend to leave the biggest mess in my kitchen.

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

  5. Amy @ Finer Things says:

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

  6. Lasagna or any casserole that bakes in the oven.

  7. Cinnamon & milk from cinnamon toast crunch cereal!

  8. cooperkelly4 says:

    I agree with the crockpot! But for in my dishwasher, lasagna or enchiladas! Thanks for the review. =0)

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

  10. 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.

  11. Meredith says:

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

  12. 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.

  13. Kimmywizzie says:

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Anything au gratin.


  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. In our house it would definetly be curry.

  21. 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 @

  22. 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)

  23. VickieB says:

    casseroles with cheese are hard, but especially scalloped potatoes

  24. 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.


  25. Toystory says:

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

  26. 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

  27. Spaghetti with marinara sauce.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  28. Definitely anything with cheese in it 😉

  29. Anything Italian! :)

  30. Sandra says:

    I think eggs leave the worst mess on my dishes.

  31. Pasta bake using a tomatoe based sause with cheese on top.

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

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  33. jencroley says:

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

  34. Melissa says:

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

  35. Tasty Eats At Home says:

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

  36. says:

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

  37. bettycd says:

    baking those casseroles for dinner always leaves a challenging cleanup.

  38. Baked BBQ spareribs leave an awful mess

  39. When I make a big pot of spaghetti sauce. It makes a mess!

  40. Vindiciti says:

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

  41. I HATE cleaning baked on lasagna.

  42. stephaniestempinski says:

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

  43. Crystal says:

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

  44. 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

  45. Anonymous says:

    I could have used it for last nights dinner. ribs on the bbq. The sauce was burnt on. My hands would have loved it.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. Jennifer says:

    Anything with cheese!

    For those of you who said your crockpot was hard to clean, check your local grocery store for slow cooker liners. I use them all the time and they're great! Reynolds makes them. My grocery store has them with all the plastic storage bags.

  50. 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.

  51. Chili or spaghetti sauce seem to make a big mess.


  52. buffalo chicken dip

  53. 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!

  54. Carolyn says:

    The crock pot always seems to need extra scrubbing!

    carriemak at aol dot com

  55. 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

  56. Deanna G. says:

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

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

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

  59. 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.

  60. 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!

  61. Susannah says:

    Definitely fried apples, biscuits and sausage gravy. The apples stick so badly to the pan it takes a soaking and the gravy sticks the same way! Although the great taste of the food sure doesn't keep us from making it! :)


  62. 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!


  63. 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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