Hi Felecia - This is a great tutorial on how to clean, season, and care for cast iron skillets. Hope it helps! Hugs, Holly
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It depends on what the pot is made of. For stainless steel I use the stainless steel scrub buds. NOT the brillo type with soap that rust but REAL stainless steel scrubbers. Amway sells good ones and the dollar stores do as well. They also work for aluminum but I no longer cook in aluminum pans. Do not use in coated pans. For cast iron you just wipe out with soapy rag rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not scour unless you plan to start all over and season them, which requires cleaning, oil and baking in the oven.