Stainless steel is prone to stains from heat and hard water. To remove them, apply white vinegar with soft cloth and rub. Dry thoroughly to prevent a film from forming. Never soak stainless steel cookware; this will result in pitted surfaces.
Using Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to Clean Pots and Pans
A simple chemical reaction can remove the tarnish naturally. Sprinkle baking soda on tarnished utensils. And pour boiling water over it. Let them soak in water for a while. Buff with a soft cotton cloth later.
Remove hard water deposits with two simple ingredients you probably have on hand. Make a vinegar and salt paste and let sit on hard water stains for 20 mins. Scrub clean and rinse with warm water. Repeat for stubborn hard water stains.
Salt Scrub - to clean cast iron. Here's the best way to clean cast iron: Scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt, a natural abrasive, absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.
Gross to Gorgeous - Best Ways to Clean Stainless Steel Grills
Put shower liner in washing machine with some white towels, regular detergent, and 1 cup of vinegar. Vinegar will remove the soap scum! Run through a cycle with warm water. When done, hang it back up on the shower curtain rod to dry.
Place pot on stove. Add vinegar to cover bottom with equal parts water and baking soda. Bring to boil (covered). After should be able to scrap off burned parts with ease. Empty pot and coat it with baking soda. Scrub with mesh dish cloth.
As long as I have known my mom, she has cleaned with vinegar. This list compiles a few of the things you can clean with vinegar.--- 15 Kitchen Cleaning Uses for Vinegar and an AWESOME tip about using it with newspaper!