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Should I Rinse Dishes Before They Go in the Dishwasher?

Not if you're using a detergent capable of doing that job in the dishwasher. Cascade Platinum is formulated with special enzymes that latch onto food left on dishes, then break down food into particles small enough to flow down the drain. As long as your dishes are properly loaded, even tough, burnt, stuck-on food is broken down so it can be washed away inside your machine. And get this: The enzymes actually work BETTER if you don't pre-wash your dishes, because without food to attack, their cleaning power is underutilized.

If you need more reasons to not rinse dishes before dishwasher cycles, consider that you're honestly saving water by using just your dishwasher—up to 15 gallons per load! Just relax and let Cascade Platinum take care of business, leaving you a dishwasher full of dazzling dishes.

To learn more about better dishwashing habits and getting the best from your dishwasher, check out our guide to dishwashing wisdom.

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