Step 2: Get your dishes the cleanest they can be
If you use a dishwasher, use Cascade Platinum, which can actually help you maintain the cleanliness of your dishes with each use. It delivers Cascade’s best clean with a premium, advanced triple-action formula that helps prevent residue on your dishes, even filming on your dishwashing machine.
Baked-on food? Greasy residue? Here are tips for making dish cleanup a little easier when hand washing your dishes.
Get the cleanest of clean. Wash simple glasses and flatware first, and save the dirtiest pots and pans for last. This cleanest-to-dirtiest order helps keep grease and other residue from making a mess of your kitchen sink.
Don’t go scrub crazy. Let a powerful dish soap do most of the work for you. Use Dawn® Power Clean since it provides the power of an overnight soak in just 5 minutes. To finish the job on heavy metal and untreated pots and pans, try a scouring pad. But for ceramic, glass, aluminum, enameled or nonstick pots and pans, reach for a less-abrasive nylon-mesh pad.
Waterline woes. When glass vases and pitchers develop water lines or hard-water spots, try rubbing the line with a lemon half with the seeds removed. If the waterline remains, soak the glass overnight in a bath of white vinegar and water, then hand wash.
Uncloud crystal. Because crystal is softer than glass, its surface is easier to scratch. And crystal pieces cannot withstand extreme temperatures, so don’t put them in the dishwasher. Your best bet for maintaining their sparkle is to line your sink with a towel and gently wash crystal with dishwashing liquid and warm water.
Get brilliant baby bottles. Use some dish liquid and some warm water to clean your dishes and your baby bottles. As always, be sure to read the usage instructions on the baby bottles before you wash.
For those stuck-on, baked-on foods that you want the dishwasher to handle, try using Cascade Platinum Pacs to power away 24 hour stuck on food, leaving you with the unbeatable sparkle you expect from Cascade!