Originally Posted by CarolPa
I believe that it's safe. He didn't like the idea of having the oven on at 900 degrees for 4 hours. He did the work, and I will be so much more careful not to have spills and spatters, and to wipe up quickly.
First of all, there's no disappointment on my part.
Second, the oven is up to 900º for part of the time. For a good part of the 4 hours, the oven is heating up and cooling down. So it's at top temp for maybe half the time.
Self cleaning ovens are super insulated so the high heat is not a problem.