I had great success cleaning a SS pot w/ BKF. Came out like new! Nothing else seemed to work on the brownish haze on the inside of the pot. However, BKF is more like a polish / cleaner and leaves a bit of an odor IME. I actually washed the pot w/ Oxi Clean afer the BKF prior to using it. For a new pot, I would think a cleaner would be more appropriate. PBW, oxiclean, automatic dish detergent, just rinse well w/ hot water.