I love a good challenge, I especially love a challenge that has measurable results. This month, I had a challenge from Finish to test their tabs on some impossible to clean dishes. I wasn’t sure what to cook for the challenge, so I asked my family and friends on my Facebook wall for some advice. They came up with some great suggestions, eggs, spaghetti and lasagna were the top choices. As much as I wanted to try lasagna, I’m just not sure I can make it from scratch, although I should probably try; it is Hubster’s favourite meal (Hi Honey, I’ll try to make lasagna sometime, promise).
One thing I knew I could make was chocolate brownies. Rather than following the instructions, I actually unfollowed them on purpose. The recipe called to rub butter or Pam along the bottom of the baking dish, but the rebel that I am, I didn’t put anything on the bottom – I wanted a real challenge. I baked the brownies (and ate the brownies) and even scrapped the bottom of the dish – not to clean it off, I just wanted to eat more brownies and all that was left was along the bottom.
I left the brownie dish on the counter for a few days, to make sure all the brownie was stuck to the pan and really hard. Eventually, I put the dish into a completely packed dishwasher and added the Finish Tab, with a bit of a questionable grin.
Me: “Mom, do you think this is going to work?”
Mom: “I don’t know Lynette, I don’t think it really can”.
Needless to say, Mom and I were a little sceptical.
We patiently waited for the “maid” to it’s job. Then we realized the dishwasher was put on delay to only start over night. So, we had to wait even longer…
When I arrived home from work the next day, my Mom was like an excited child expressing her great astonishment as to how clean the brownie dish had become. I’m sure the look of shock was on my face as well.
We inspected the dish more closely and there was the slightest little pieces stuck to the side of the dish. I don’t know if it’s even worth mentioning. Here is an extremely close up (I know we bought a camera with 12x zoon for something).
Needless to say, we were more than impressed… we were shocked actually. It’s not that I was trying to set Finish up to fail, but I really thought this was an amazing test. We didn’t pre rinse, we didn’t pre wash, we just put the dish into the dishwasher and let it do it’s thing and it worked… well, very well, extremely well, unbelievably well.
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