Cascade All-In-One ActionPacs and Dawn Review


When we moved into our current house we were quite excited because we would finally have a dishwasher! No more dish pan hands for me!

For the past couple of years we have been using liquid soap for our dishwasher. And I have to say I have been pretty disappointed in some of the soaps we have been using.

The last liquid soap we used was just not getting the job done. I had been noticing that the edges of our plates and bowls were sticky and our glasses had many spots on them. Nothing was coming quite as clean as I had hoped.

A few weeks ago I received a package of Cascade All-In-One ActionPacs to review. I was quite skeptical. I did not think that a such a small “pac” would be enough to clean all of our dishes.

Cascade All In One Pacs
Cascade All In One Pac

However, I was quickly proved wrong. After only the first load I noticed quite a difference. My dishes were coming cleaner than ever and no more pre-rinsing of dishes for me! I always thought that pre-washing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher was a complete waste of time. But it was a step my husband always insisted upon. Not anymore!

The Cascade All-In-One ActionPacs are super easy to use. All you need to do is place one pac in the main dispenser compartment of your dishwasher and close the dispenser door. The pac will dissolve completely during the washing cycle!

One of my favourite things about these pacs is that they are a powder and gel combined. Best of both worlds!

The detergent is also phosphate free which means it will not cause harm to our environment and thus leave our lakes, rivers and streams fresh and clean as well!

Dawn Power Lift

Next up is the Dawn Power Lift dishwashing soap. This is also a great product.

I have been using Dawn soaps for years in my kitchen and I have never been disappointed.

We (my husband and I) would hand wash all of our son’s baby bottles when they were first born up until they were around seven months old. We always used Dawn dish soaps to help us get the job done. Not once did we find any soap residue left behind on any of our baby products.

Dawn Power Lift claims to provide “overnight soaking power in 5 minutes.” That is a lofty claim to live up to, but it does.

Just tonight we had a dish that was ripe for testing out Dawn’s claim. I let the filthy pot soak for just 5 minutes in the soap and hot water. Poof! It came off easily.

This soap sure made cleaning this dirty pot less of a chore.

If you are disappointed with the current dishwasher detergents and dishwashing soaps you are using, check out Cascade All-In-One ActionPacs and Dawn Power Lift. They may just save your day and a little of your time!

Disclosure – A complimentary product was provided for review purposes. All opinions expressed in the above review are honest and my own.

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. Christine
    October 2, 2012 at 8:09 AM

    Great review! My friend uses Cascade and swears by it!

  2. Alyssa K
    October 2, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    I love the new dawn! I washed a black pan back to its original colour in minutes! Would typically take me an over night soak and lots of woman power! Great review!

  3. Nancy Polanco
    October 2, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Awesome review! I love how Dawn smells, it’s heavenly! I’ve never tried the packs but you said it’s noticeably different. I gotta try it!

  4. SnyMed
    October 2, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Thanks for the great review! I have always wanted to try these little packs, so now I think I will give them a try! Glad to hear that they work well!

  5. Yee Wittle Things
    October 2, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    These packs are so handy and really do such a great job! Great review, thanks for sharing :)

  6. Elizabeth Lampman
    Elizabeth LampmanReply
    October 2, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    I wish I had a dishwasher! I do love Dawn dish soap though and will have to give this one a try.

  7. Journeysof TheZoo
    Journeysof TheZooReply
    October 2, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    I like the “no pre-rinsing” concept. Will have to give this a try!

    Besos, Sarah

    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

  8. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    October 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    It works really well!

  9. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    October 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    I am so glad we have a dishwasher now. Dawn is a lovely soap. I love all the different smells that are available.

  10. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    October 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    You’re welcome and thank you for popping by!

  11. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    October 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    You’re welcome! I think they are great! Such a neat little product!

  12. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    October 10, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Definitely heavenly! Hope you have a great experience with the product like I have!

  13. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    October 10, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Thank you Christine! Cascade truly works wonders!

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