Claire, cant' remember - do you have a dishwasher? Throw your oven racks in and set the knob for "heavy duty". I do this all the time with my metal dish drainer and the thing for the shower that you put the shampoo, etc. on.
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
Another thing you can do once you get it clean is get a oven liner you can get them at the store where they sell the throw away aluminum turkey roasters they are a flat sheet of aluminum with a slight edge around it you just put it on the bottom of oven it catches the bad spills use it for a while then pull out and throw away .I use them in my self cleaning oven sure saves me alot of problems.By the way when using self cleaning feature make sure to not leave it in oven.
Self-cleaning and self-defrosting. There's two misnomers/oxymorons You know what I'm going to say, right? If they're self cleaning & self-defrosting, what do these appliances need us around for! Ba da bum.
I see that a lot of you use liners with your self-cleaning ovens and I just bought a new one today. I'm looking through the manual and one thing it says is, "No commercial oven cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any part of the oven." I'm looking at the pdf version of the manual, and there is no other instance of "liner" in the whole thing.
Does this mean I can't use one? Or is this one of those disclaimer warnings that tell you not-to-do-something-when-you-really-can-if-you're-careful things?
While I understand the cleaner part, I don't get the 'oven liner protective coating' whatever it is.
I was planning on buying a liner before I use it because I want to keep this one in the best shape possible.