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Our first apartment when we got married didn’t have a dishwasher (but it did have a lot of bugs – yuck!). We were newlyweds and busy college students though so arguing over the dishes wasn’t something we really spent energy on. We did tell ourselves that our next apartment would have a dishwasher. And it did! We were moving up in the world. But several moves and three kids later, we know dishes better than ever. In this post, I’m going to share the secret key to getting dishes truly clean (without leftover food residue!) with Cascade Platinum + Oxi.

Now that we’re basically pros (ha!) and starting to teach our kids how to help with chores, I thought I’d share three things that can help make doing the dishes easier and have them come out with a clean you can see AND feel. Now I trust my dishes are getting a deep, hygienic clean – and here’s why:

1. Use a detergent that really gets your dishes clean. Even when you have a tough messy dish with grease or oatmeal stuck on it, Cascade Platinum + Oxi cleans both visible and invisible food residue for a hygienic clean you can see and feel. The way it works is the detergent packs have ingredients that break down starch and proteins from stuck-on food and leftover grease, cleaning what you can see as well as the invisible food residue.

2. Make loading and unloading easier by sorting your silverware before you wash it to make unloading faster. You can also assign each family member a water bottle so you don’t have as much drinkware piling up.

3. Know how to load your dishwasher: Dishes should face the center sprayer plates at the bottom, cups and bows at the top. I’m teaching my oldest daughter this because far too often I’ll notice a bowl inside of a bowl and the inside doesn’t get washes *facepalm*. There are a lot of tutorials out there to see how to correctly load a dishwasher. And if you’re using the Cascade Platinum + Oxi, there’s no need to pre-rinse your dishes before loading it in. It works that well plus it saves water. For a more in-depth guide on how to properly load your dishwasher check out the link here.

Who does the dishes in your house? Any tips to add to this list? Click here for $1.50 coupon off your next tub of Cascade Platinum + Oxi! 


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