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7 Surprising Uses for Cascade Dishwasher Detergent [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think that Cascade dishwasher detergent is only for dishes?

Think again!

But first, a quick history lesson.

The history of automatic dishwashers and Cascade dishwasher detergent

Did you know that the first patent for the dishwasher was issued clear back in 1886?


Yep. 1886!

We can all thank one Josephine Cochran for that one! (Apparently, she was fed up doing the dishes, and knowing there HAD to be a better way to get her dishes clean, set out to find one!)

Though basic, the first dishwasher got the job done!

While it was a revolutionary invention, the dishwasher wasn’t commonly found in households until the 1950s.

That’s the dishwasher part. Now the Cascade part.

In 1953, though only about 4% of households even had an automatic dishwasher, Cascade dishwasher detergent entered the market. With its “spotless dishes” promise, it became a favorite and has been at the top of the dishwashing detergent market ever since.

Cascade dishwasher detergent today

With a variety of scents, along with Complete Pacs, Cascade today still promises clean, spotless dishes.

But did you know that, surprisingly enough, there are many other uses around the house for Cascade?

It ain’t just for dishes anymore, folks!

And with the brilliant mind (and permission!) of Joey Green over at Wacky Uses, I’ve created a fun infographic below illustrating seven surprising uses for Cascade dishwasher detergent that just may help you around the house with your spring cleaning this year!


Have you discovered some unique ways to use Cascade to help with routine household cleaning? Let us know in the Comments section below!

Uses for Cascade dishwasher detergent

Ron Whitaker
Author Bio: Ron Whitaker

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