April 28, 2010

The Cascade 24 hour challange and giveaway

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I hate doing the dishes. I don't throw around the word hate too much, but I can honestly say that I hate doing the dishes with every fiber of my being! I am beyond thankful that we have a dishwasher. It makes my life as a stay at home mom just that much easier by giving me one less thing to do!
Now if you know me, you know I'm not that great of a cook. I burn things, and leave my dishes out well until the next day. I'm so embarrassed to admit that, but you know I'm not *that* perfect :D
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I was given the opportunity to do the Cascade dishsoap 24 hour challenge. I was pretty excited to do this review as it involved dessert! I was sent a lovely baking dish, a recipe for blueberry cobbler, and a package of Cascade Complete All-in-1 Action Pacs to use with the following instructions

* Bake a Blueberry Cobbler.* Enjoy!

* Set the empty baking dish out for 24 hours

* Without rinsing, put it in the dishwasher with Cascade Complete

How perfect :D I had all the supplies needed and baked this delicious dessert. It was awesome, and just what we needed on a cold and rainy day. My sister was visiting, so with her help along with myself, Bill, and Cooper, we finished the cobbler in one night. So that made it easy to begin the challenge. The dish sat out like a centerpiece on my dining room table while we went about our day. I didn't soak it our wipe it out, I just let the cobbler remnants dry out and harden.
Twenty-four hours went by and it was time to get the party started. The dish went in the dishwasher, one Cascade All-in-1 ActionPac went in the dispenser and I closed the door and went on with my evening.
I was kind of nervous. I thought this wouldn't work, especially with my bad luck. I thought my dishwasher would somehow fail me. But no, the dish came out spotless.SPOTLESS!!! This means I can continue on with my lazy ways of not washing my dishes and cleaning up after myself after dinner! Haha, no I won't do that, but I was impressed! We've tried our fair share of dish soap, trying every brand name there is, and Cascade did exactly what it said it would-it conquered tough foods and greasy messes. And just like that, I could focus on enjoying the meal "without having to worry about the clean up". Awesome!
I really encourage you to take the 24 hour challenge too, and try Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs, you won't be disappointed!
"Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionsPacs give you the confidence of a job done right. It breaks down, dissolves, and rinses away tough food particles without the need to pre-wash." visit www.cascadeclean.com for more information.
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So, thanks to Cascade and P&G, I get to give one lucky reader a $25 Walmart gift card! Great, right?

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory Entry: Leave me a comment telling me what meal makes the most mess in your cookware! Please leave your email address in your comment.

Extra Entries:
To qualify for extra entries, you must first complete the Mandatory entry. Please put each entry in a separate comment. (and for example, if you are already a FB fan, just leave a comment stating :i'm a fan on FB) for each entry/comment, you must leave your email address.

*Become a FB fan of Life with the Stevens-leave a comment saying so
*Follow Life with the Stevens on Twitter leave a comment saying so
*Tweet about this giveaway and/or leave a status update on Facebook mentioning this giveaway, make sure you use @Life with the Stevens on facebook or @Hlstevens on Twitter so it gets back to me!
*Follow my blog through google by clicking the follow button on the right side of the page
*Blog about this giveaway on your blog and leave a link to your blog in your comment

Entrants from the US only are eligible. Contest Ends on May 7th at 12:00 pm EST. Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced May 8th, 2010. Winners will be notified by email with “You Have Won the Cascade 24hr challenge Giveaway” in the subject line. Winners will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclaimer/Disclosure: This product review was based on u sing 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 claimes made here, nor does it endorse any opinions expressed within this blogsite.

69 comments:

Bailey_MaMa_09 said...

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baked spaghetti - BIGG Messs :)

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Boobsy said...

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My mexirole (mexican casserole. I've only made it once. It was delish but made such a huge mess.

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Calvin said...

I'm a fan on FB
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Anything and everything I bake..I use aluminum foil a lot of the time so I don't have such a mess in my dishes..BUT doesn't work on all dishes especially things such as lasagna and home made mac and cheese!

Jamie Matrana said...

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black bean soup (I make a lot at one time so its always messy).

hansenpj05 said...

my homemadde lasagna is always a problem

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independentmami said...

I don't know why but Spagetti is the sloppiest meal I can ever make. I cook the pasta in on pan. The sauce in anther. The meat in another. Meat balls another. You get the picture.
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Yellow Tennessee said...

I have to agree that homemade lasagna is a huge mess. Sauce, cheese, noodles, all baked on and stuck to the sides.

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Already a fan on Facebook.

Tethered Mommy said...

Lasagna makes the most mess in my cookware. I can't believe the dishwasher got that dish clean. Dumb question, but were there other dishes in the dishwasher?

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Retweeted this giveaway. :)

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Skinny Minnie said...

baking scalloped potatoes makes a huge mess and is a pain to clean
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rubymum26 said...

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Lasagna

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Mari said...

Anything made with marinara sauce is the toughest to clean.

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Karin said...

Messy('tho yummy!) lasagna~~

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lmurley2000 said...

meatload is the worst mess in my dishes

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pixie13 said...

The worst mess is when I make chicken croquettes because the white sauce sticks bad on the pan.

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Connie said...

Egg dishes seem to be difficult for me. I always have to soak them to get them clean - even when I spray the dish ahead of time. That is really amazing that it worked so well with the blueberry cobbler.
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JC said...

ANYTHING in the crockpot makes a big mess! I guess it's the price to pay for the convenience.

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Heather! said...

Ugh...chili is ALWAYS a huge mess! But totally worth it! :D

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Laura said...

Grits! As soon as they dry, it's like scraping concrete out of the pot!

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Kristen said...

Casseroles...we love them...but they make the biggest mess!

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Pam said...

For us, corn casserole leaves a mess. My kids love it, but there is always a crusty film on the dish that's hard to get off.

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Dolphin Girl said...

My worst clean up has to be the soup pot after making cheese potato soup.

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throuthehaze said...

Lasagna
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Stephanie said...

I think it would be lasagna, or roast in the crockpot that are on too long.

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Deb K said...

It is Scalloped Potatoes and Ham here~I just made these tonight.

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Jolynn_Reads said...

Messest meal is Enchiladas.
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Sarah M said...

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BBQ in the Croc pot or Lasagna... it's a huge toss up because both are a HUGE mess.