Overcooking food, and especially oil, will discolour and cook food onto your cookware. The best way to maintain your cookware is to not cook at too high a heat. Try to stay at ⅔ for the highest temp and always keep an eye on what you’ve got on the stove!
When you do need some help, we suggest using a chain mail scrubber. This is an invaluable tool for cleaning all cookware but it’s especially good for cast iron as it will protect your seasoned surface.
Regular dish soap should suffice but if you have oil cooked onto stainless steel you will need something stronger. We recommend Bar Keepers Friend.