Okay, so I've messed up my stainless steel pot this time. :-)
I had been using it for steaming/boiling vegetables just fine. However, a month back I let it boil dry, leading to a lot of burns in the pot. Luckily, I was able to clean off these stains with a Scotch heavy duty scrub sponge, but still I could see some rainbow-colored stains on the bottom of the pan (soap?), which I could not clean off.
Anyhow, I heated up the pot on my stove and dropped in a tablespoon of corn oil. Suddenly, a huge FIRE started inside my pot. I was going to throw in water, but remembered I heard this was bad so I instead covered it with the lid and the flame went out. This was a week ago and the pot is still unwashed and dry.
How should I go about cleaning it? Can I use it for only steaming/boiling in future?
Thank you and I am still learning!! Be kind to the newbie ;)