Fill the stainless steel pot with approximately 1 inch of water. Add 1 cup of white vinegar.
Place the pot on your stove top and bring the water and vinegar to a boil. Turn the burner off and remove the stainless steel pot from the heat.
Add ½ cup of baking soda to the hot water and vinegar in the stainless steel pot.
Watch as the baking soda and vinegar react to each other, creating bubbles. Make sure that the mixture does not bubble over the stainless steel pot. Allow the solution to sit in the pot for approximately 10 minutes.
Scrub the debris in the pot using the mesh scrubber. The cooked-on food should loosen easily as you scrub. Work until the entire inside surface of the stainless steel pot is clean.
Rinse the stainless steel pot under warm water. Wash the pot with regular dish washing detergent, rinse it and dry it with the towel.