Steel cookware are rust free and lead free and very easy to clean. Here are some instructions to keep your cookware clean. Step 1 take water and boil it. Step 2 mix some salt to the boiling water. Step 3 clean to cookware with this hot water before your first use. Step 4- after cleaning with self water. Clean the cookware with soapy water. Step 5- after every use you can clean the cookware with soapy water. Step 6- always keep the cookware clean and dry for better life. Step 7- never use steel or any metal scrubbers on the interior or exterior of the cookware, this will spoil your exthetical look of the cookware and remove the non stick coating from the cookware. Always only use sponge to clean the cookware. Step 8- always use nylon or wooden spatula on the pan to give you better and long lasting non stick coating. Step 9- do not use oil on the pan for cooking.