Cast Iron pans: To clean, wipe them out with a damp cloth rather than completely wash them, dry completely to prevent rust.
Copper pans: To get them to shine again dip the bottom of the pot in leftover pickle juice. Let it sit for about 10-15 mintes. Rinse well.
Burnt pots & pans: Make a paste of water & baking soda, rub into burnt area, then let it sit for an hour or so, it will come clean quite easily.
Aluminum pots : To restore shine, boil with some apple peels for a few minutes. Rinse well.
Enamel ware : To remove any discoloration make a paste of equal amounts of salt and vinegar, clean area & let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse well.