Who doesn’t love a good kitchen challenge, right? So when I was approached through My Blog Spark to take part in the Cascade ActionPac Challenge, I accepted!
The directions were simple:
For taking part in the challenge, I was sent some goodies from P&G:
For me: a new baking dish with glass top and portable plastic-lock top, plus a 3 pack of the Cascade ActionPacs to test out. For YOU: Five 3-packs of ActionPacs for me to give out for you to try yourselves, plus a $15 Walmart giftcard. (More on these goodies in a minute…)
It didn’t take me long to decide on what to make, as I have had Emeril’s Blueberry Peach Cobbler bookmarked for a while.
A fairly simple list of ingredients, and I had lucked out in finding perfectly sweet blueberries and flavorful peaches! I got to work…
And after 30 minutes in the oven, I was itching to get that delicious smelling cobbler out of the oven and into my mouth!
Served with some vanilla bean ice cream, of course. It. Was. Delicious! The only thing I would switch, is I prefer more of a crumbly topping rather than a cake-like topping, but overall- a real crowd pleaser- especially on a 90 degree weekend!
Nutrition Facts: for 1/9 of this dish, using skim milk instead of whole, the nutrition facts are:
234 Calories, 50 carbs, 3.5 fat, 4 protein
Then… I let the dish sit out for 24 hours (which nearly drove me crazy, as I am a clean-up freak!)
Upon close inspection of the dish, I felt like it was coated in a non-stick substance, because the berry juices didn’t really crust on the way they usually do. To really make the challenge legit, I also tested the Cascade ActionPacs on last night’s Crockpot BBQ chicken dish.
I loaded both into the dishwasher with a heavy heart as I pictured the scrubbing I’d have to do if this challenge was a bust, but I didn’t pre-rinse either dish. I even had a witness to keep me honest.
In went the ActionPac, on went the dishwasher, and to bed we went.
This morning I approached the dishwasher with caution and held my breath as I opened it up.
As I expected, the white (somewhat slippery dish) was sparkling!
However, I was more impressed with the Crockpot, which was pretty darn clean! It had one little onion slice still stuck on the side, but for no pre-rinsing, I was genuinely surprised!
Will I make the switch to Cascade ActionPacs? If I find them on sale 🙂 But I usually use Cascade powdered dishwasher soap and find it works pretty well, too!
But I want you to try them out for yourselves and let me know what you think.
To enter, simply leave a comment telling me your most difficult dish to clean. I’ll pick 5 winners to receive Cascade ActionPacs to try for themselves, and 1 of those winners will also receive the $15 Walmart gift card.
Contest ends Wednesday night and I’ll announce the winner on Thursday. Open to US residents only (sorry 🙁 )
The hardest dish I clean? My homemade spaghetti pot after I’ve let it simmer for a couple hours!