Frying pans are an essential part of the commercial as they can be used for frying, searing or sautéing everything from meat to fruit. The sizes are incredibly varied so decide whether to buy several smaller pans or invest in one large pan before you purchase. Steel is much easier to clean than its stainless steel counter part as it is assumed that the owner in not as concerned with the appearance of the metal after several uses. If you are in a hurry, it is ok to run the steel through the dishwasher, but it is always best to hand wash the pots with soapy, warm water and a cloth. It will keep the steel from rusting for a time and will help prevent pitting or stains. If you decide to season your steel frying pans, then you will need to always hand wash the pan to prevent the chemicals in the automatic dishwashing detergent from eating through the oil seasoning. The cleaning is done with a cloth and water and the pot is towel dried to prevent the oil from remaining moist and becoming moist.