I read about cleaners such as Cameo but I wanted something a bit more natural & cheap. I found an awesome tip on thriftyfun.com, it suggested using a little bit of salt, vinegar, & scrubbing with a nylon scrubbing pad. This worked great & left my pot/pan looking new again. The salt works as an (gentle) abrasive & the vinegar removes white, chalky spots or streaks on your pan. You can also use baking soda instead of salt but remember to ALWAYS use a nylon scrubber so you don't scratch your stainless steel & scrub the inside in direction of the grain.
Although my Cuisinart set is dishwasher safe, I prefer to hand wash to avoid water spots.
Got any other suggestions on cleaning stainless steel? Leave us a comment.
**Update: Just tried baking soda & it works great as well!