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Dishwasher Detergent got you Down?

In 2010 Panic erupted across the greater United States. Millions of households began pulling out supposedly “clean” dishes from their dishwasher still covered in spots and food particles.

Many tried to pinpoint their enemy, fiddling with dishwasher parts, trying different cycle settings, and even buying an entirely brand new piece of machinery.

What so many failed to realize was that the true nemesis to clean dishes lay within their detergent itself.

Since then, it was uncovered that a single component of commercial dishwasher detergent was making all the difference between a spotted, muddled glass and a sparkling crystal clear glass. Believe it or not but phosphates are the dishwashing game changer.

That is why Cascade with phosphates is the tried-and-true king of all dishwashing detergents.

picture of clean glass

Hundreds of reviewers have come to this very same realization and are raving over the quality results they have seen in Cascade with phosphates dishwasher detergent.

One customer from Ontario, Oregon says:

“I have been so frustrated with the dishwashing detergents available in the stores. Cascade was always #1, however, after they removed the phosphate it cleaned as poorly as the other detergents. I was having to add Lemi shine to every wash cycle just to keep the calcium from building up in the dishwasher. My first load using this “real” Cascade proved that phosphates are an essential ingredient for clean dishes and dishwasher — the dishes were sparkling and the stainless steel interior of the dishwasher was stainless!”

Another customer from Pennsylvania says:

“Ever since the phosphorus was removed from dishwasher detergent our dishes just didn’t get clean. Everything had a white film on it, especially plastics. We even tried some of the homemade “ecologically friendly” formulas with poor results. Now with this product we have seen a return to sparking, squeaky clean in the first dishwasher load. Coffee and tea stains are gone from cups, silverware sparkles and stainless steel pots no longer look hazy. Hooray!”

The phosphates latch on and directly remove stains and all those stubborn and pesky food bits. Phosphates are proven to be more effective than any other ingredient in dishwasher detergent, thus giving Cascade with phosphates the edge.

Tests have proven that Cascade with phosphates not only cleans better but gives glass and dishware more shine than any other leading competitor.


Back to School Shopping Starts Now!

When you see the back to school displays in the stores, you know that summer is half way over. Or you realize that retailers are an overzealous lot. Stores are filled with big yellow displays full of pencils, pens, pads, protractors, small refrigerators and computers. Almost anything in a store can be considered a back-to-school supply, especially when you take college kids into account.

I love this time of the year! It’s so exciting and even if your student isn’t too thrilled with the thought of inking Shakespearean quotes into their composition notebooks, or pondering the Pythagorean Theorem in their Trapper Keepers, they still want you to buy them all the cool stuff for school.

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for school supply shopping. Back then, there weren’t a lot of displays to poke through, or eye-catching bins right as you walk in the door to trip over, but I still loved walking down the office supply aisle at Zayre (that’s an old name for you) or Kmart, being so careful to pick out the coolest pen (Papermate, blue) or pencil (Huskies), college-ruled paper, and the biggest, fanciest Trapper Keeper that was made. Even then, I had an obsession with keeping things organized.

Now, when I walk into a store with my 15 year old, I am absolutely astounded at what is available for kids to take to school. And frankly, I am smitten with the fact that schools send around to the retailers what they require for the kids to have on the first day. That’s such a brilliant idea. Granted, I usually have to take out a small loan on the house every July just to outfit him for school, between clothes, shoes, accessories and of course supplies, but I’m just as excited about it as he is!

Locker mirrors and organizers, book jackets in bright colors and patterns (I used brown paper bags from the grocery store…not fair), backpacks with shoulder pads…the list just goes on. I think this time however, I’m going to pick up some cool supplies for myself as well! Happy shopping!



Happy Birthday, America!

It’s that time again: time to stock up on your meats, beers, red white & blue attire, and, of course, mosquito repellant.4th of July

The Fourth of July, a day commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 237 years ago, is a time for patriotism, spending time with family, and enjoying a nice day off at the office.

Right in time for the big day, we’re providing you with some fun facts about how fellow Americans celebrate the Day of Independence

We Love to Party

The very first “official” 4th of July party was held in 1801 in a very fitting place: You guessed it, the White House.

Yet almost half a century before then, citizens of Bristol, Rhode Island were creating their own big celebration. For well over two centuries, since 1785, this small city has been holding the longest continuous Fourth of July celebration.

Parade  Parties bring people together. Fourth of July Patriotism brings America together. Therefore 4th of July puts the “parti” in patriotism. Approximately 41 million of us come together with our fellow Americans and will be celebrating the national holiday at other people’s homes, and 42.3 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home.

Despite all the legendary parties Americans have been throwing for so long, the Fourth of July wasn’t even a national holiday until 1941!

We Love our Barbecues

If numbers are any indication, Americans will be embracing the tradition of Independence Day barbecues for years and years to come:

Over 74 million Americans plan on barbecuing during the Fourth of July celebrations. About 87% of American homes have an outdoor grill.


Americans consume about 150 million hot dogs on this Patriotic day. (And this isn’t even taking into account Joey Chestnut’s plans!)

Lookout Chicken Little, Americans buy about 700 million pounds of chicken the week preceding the holiday.

We become huge spenders around this time. Americans buy about $193 million worth of hamburger patties in addition to $203 million on mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard.

And, Fourth of July wouldn’t be nearly as successful as the national holiday of barbequing without its title as the most popular holiday for beer purchases. Over 68.3 million total cases of beer are sold during the Independence Day weekend.

Fireworks, Flags, and Fun…oh my!

Fourth of July wouldn’t be complete with the big three F’s: Fireworks, flags, and fun (of course).


Did you know that around Fourth of July, 25 million pounds of fireworks were sold in US cities for public celebration?  There was about $649 million of total revenue in the consumer fireworks industry, and additional $318 million revenue from the display fireworks industry.

Americans import about $233 million of fireworks from China each year, the country where fireworks were originally invented.

In 2011, about 60.2% of US families owned an American flag. $3.6 million of US flags are imported, and $663,071 of flags is exported, with Mexico as the leading buyer.

For all the supplies you will need to make your Fourth of July the best one yet, check out our super sale online!



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