how to clean a self-clean oven: HELP PLEASE May 28, 2008 14:21:40 GMT -5 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by Script on May 28, 2008 14:21:40 GMT -5 Dear friends:for the first time in my life, I have a self-cleaning oven. My previous gas stoves had what was called 'continuous clean'.During the fateful FundRaising brunch, the cheese-mushroom strata spilled over badly. I could not really clean it up at the time. When I went to use the oven again the next week, it was hideously smoky and smelly. Which set off the fire alarm.So DH & I decided to use the self-clean feature on the oven. WHAT A DISASTER! yes, it got the oven clean. It took 4.5 hours. We could not get the smoke detector to stop beeping, even with all windows & doors open. DH finally disconnected the alarm (we reconnected it eventually).NOW....something else has spilled in the oven. I cleaned it with an SOS pad. I wouldn't use the self-cleaning feature unless my life depended on it. The Smoke! The Smell! The NOISE! It truly made me ill.My mom said that she thought there were oven cleaning products which can be used in a gas self-cleaning oven. Does anyone know about these things?Also: is there any way to clean the oven racks? other than scrubbing for an hour with SOS pads and destroying my hands, even with rubber gloves.By the way, it is the law here to have smoke detectors, and I do not want to compromise my insurance. BUT....I hate these gadgets with the heat of a thousand suns (to quote dear Illuminata). Every time I sautee anything like mushrooms, it goes off. EVEN WITH ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS OPEN. It scares me half to death each time.thanks in advance.