Comments on: Sparkle, Sparkle: Trying Out Cascade Platinum Pacs http://sarahscucinabella.com/2013/06/27/sparkle-sparkle-trying-out-cascade-platinum-pacs/ Quick and Easy Recipes | Home Cooking | Family Recipes Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:05:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 By: Sarah W. Caron http://sarahscucinabella.com/2013/06/27/sparkle-sparkle-trying-out-cascade-platinum-pacs/#comment-55739 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:04:09 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=10518#comment-55739 Hi Dana, really? Interesting. I haven’t had that happen. But I’d suggest reaching out to the manufacturer — they might be able to help.

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By: Dana Thompson http://sarahscucinabella.com/2013/06/27/sparkle-sparkle-trying-out-cascade-platinum-pacs/#comment-55723 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:26:03 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=10518#comment-55723 I, like everyone else who has used them, LOVE the new platinum pacs. I discovered them a few months ago and have spread the word BUT, have had several – 5 or 6 – end up in the bottom of my dishwasher, undesolved. I am careful to make sure they are placed correctly in the dishwasher. Yesterday, one went through the whole cycle TWICE after the initial wash and was still intact.

What happened?

Please e-mail me. Thanks. Dana Thompson

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By: Charlotte http://sarahscucinabella.com/2013/06/27/sparkle-sparkle-trying-out-cascade-platinum-pacs/#comment-52242 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:40:51 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=10518#comment-52242 I just tried these in my old dishwasher, and they are SO GREAT! But as you say, expensive. Found your review whilst trying to find a good deal on them. 😉 I never thought dishwasher detergent would make me this happy.

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By: Jovan http://sarahscucinabella.com/2013/06/27/sparkle-sparkle-trying-out-cascade-platinum-pacs/#comment-48412 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 02:19:22 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=10518#comment-48412 In mid-2010 all detergent manufacturers stopped using phosphates in their dishwasher detergents. While not exactly a conspiracy, it certainly wasn’t a coincidence. On the plus side, it has spurred much competition and innovation — though the latest and greatest cost more upon introduction.

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By: Sarah W. Caron http://sarahscucinabella.com/2013/06/27/sparkle-sparkle-trying-out-cascade-platinum-pacs/#comment-45725 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:07:01 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=10518#comment-45725 You know, it’s funny you should say that. I did think it was weird — why then? What had changed? I couldn’t necessarily pin it on the detergent though — we have well water with lots of sediment. It could equally be the filters we use for our well having changed too. One interesting thing I did find though in researching is that the haze I experienced was a widespread problem — so who knows? You could be onto something.

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By: Kristine Guenther http://sarahscucinabella.com/2013/06/27/sparkle-sparkle-trying-out-cascade-platinum-pacs/#comment-45723 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:44:57 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=10518#comment-45723 Hi Sarah,

Don’t you find it at all suspicious that, for no apparent reason, your dishes stopped being clean and the dishwasher developed a haze? I used regular (cheap) dishwasher detergent for YEARS and never had a problem yet I have experienced the same thing (same dishwasher, same city water). I wonder if the companies began making their powders inferior so they no longer did the job, so they could come out with a ‘better’ (read-more expensive) product to do the job? This keeps them from having to raise the price on their existing products, and makes customers happy as they think they’ve discovered a solution, never suspecting the company might actually be behind the problem in the first place. I know that might sound a little ‘conspiracy theory’ (read crazy). But it’s not outside the realm of possibility. Tobacco companies have been accused of adding ingredients that make cigarettes addictive. Even food companies have been asked to eliminate their use of certain ingredients that are known to make foods taste better. Some companies use ‘right sizing’ to increase their profits, so why not this tactic?

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