From the Manufacturer
For dish cleaning that packs concentrated cleaning power, try Cascade ActionPacs dish detergent. ActionPacs combine the scrubbing power of Cascade and the grease fighting power of Dawn to leave your dishes virtually spotless with a brilliant shine in one easy-to-use, pre-measured pac. Formulated with built-in rinse aid action plus water softeners to help prevent hard water deposits on glasses, ActionPacs dissolve in your dishwasher to leave virtually no mess—only sparkling dishes. Simply load your machine, pop in a pac, and go!
3 Steps to Your Perfect Clean
For a virtually no-fail clean, try Cascade’s ultimate dish routine.
Cascade Platinum – Use every wash for a brilliant clean that even helps keep your dishwasher sparkling.
Cascade Complete Rinse Aid – Fill your dishwasher’s rinse aid dispenser and refill as needed.
Cascade Dishwasher Cleaner – Use once per month.
Secret ingredients for added shine, protection & performance.
Cascade Rinse Aid – Protects glassware from spots and filming and delivers a dazzling dose of shine.
Cascade Dishwasher Cleaner – Easy-to-use pacs help remove limescale buildup, grease, and odors lurking in your dishwasher.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much Cascade detergent should I use in my dishwasher?
For Cascade powder and gel detergents, start by trying the recommended amount on the back label. There may be times when it’s necessary to use a little more or less, depending on your dish load and water hardness. For something even simpler, try Cascade ActionPacs. Each pac provides the perfect dose of clean, so you know exactly how much to use, every time.
How do ActionPacs work?
Cascade, Cascade Complete, and Cascade Platinum ActionPacs make dishwashing even simpler by taking out the guesswork. They’re easy to use because they require no measuring, unwrapping, crumbling, or cleanup. ActionPacs contain a higher concentration of detergents than powders and gels, plus built-in rinse and shine ingredients. To use, simply pop an ActionPac into your dishwasher’s detergent cup, close the cup lid, and let your dishwasher run.
My dishwasher manual says to fill both cups with detergent. Do I need to use two ActionPacs?
Nope. You only need one ActionPac because the formula is concentrated. They’re designed to give you a convenient, simple way to dose detergent with no premeasuring.
Do I need to pre-rinse my dishes?
Actually, with Cascade Complete powder, gel, and ActionPacs, and Cascade Platinum ActionPacs, you can skip the pre-scrub and load your dishes in right off the table. These formulas contain advanced cleaning and rinsing power, so pre-rinsing isn’t necessary.
What if I have hard water?
Water hardness varies depending on where you live. The good news is all of our ActionPacs are formulated with water softeners to help fight hard water deposits on your dishes.
How can I prevent filming on my glasses and dishware?
Here are some simple steps you can take to help keep your glasses film-free:
- Fill both detergent cups for each load (if you’re using Cascade ActionPacs, you only need to use one).
- Try using Cascade Rinse Aid, which protects surfaces and boosts drying to prevent spots and streaks.
- Dishwasher water temperature should be at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Try running hot water at the kitchen sink before starting the load to help reach this temperature.
- To help prevent low water pressure, make sure that no other water is being used in the house (showers, grass watering, washing machine, etc.).
- Be sure the dishwasher is loaded so that no items block the sprayer arms and prevent adequate water from reaching all the dishes.
- Once a month, use Cascade Dishwasher Cleaner to help remove limescale, grease, and odor buildup that can contribute to spotting and filming.
|Cascade Platinum||Cascade Complete||Cascade|
|Our ultimate clean for dishes, and even helps keep dishwasher sparkling.||Powers away 24-hour stuck-on food—no pre-rinse needed.||Rinses away residue to leave dishes sparkling.|
|Grease-Fighting Power of Dawn||✓||✓||✓|
|Fights Tea & Coffee Stains||✓||✓||✓|
|Virtually Spotless Dishes||Best||Best||Better|
|Tough Food Enzyme Action||Best||Better||Good|
|Our Best Film Prevention for Sparkling Machine||✓|