This is a public service announcement along with my story:
The other day my teenage son discovered that we have an oven that's not just for looks and he wanted to start using it immediately to make all sorts of things. (I think I fail in the teaching-him-to-cook department but we're working on it!) He made a few batches of potato chips and then got a wild hair up his you-know-what and wanted to use the oven's self-cleaning feature. A male! That wants to clean something!
I've lived in my home for nearly 6 years and I've never used the self-clean feature and NOW I KNOW WHY. You guys, the smell that emits from the oven is the worst smell I've ever smelled in my home. My eyes were burning, I struggled to breathe without gagging and 2 days later my house still smells faintly of whatever my oven secreted.
If I ever use the self-cleaning option again I'll definitely do it when I'll be away from my house for a day or two. It's the worst to wake up in the middle of the night smelling that smell.
Have you had a better experience using your self-clean feature on your oven? Did I do something wrong?