I'm working my way out of the doghouse for a major tactical error this morning. I bought a used plate setter at the Eggfest, and it was really pretty gummed up with something. I thought I'd clean it in the self-cleaning oven. I scraped all the chunks off with a putty knife and fired it up. No smoke damage, but the entire house got smoke smell pretty bad. Very acrid and irritating to the nose. So "save yourselves" and clean your cruddy setter in the egg. Or better yet, use a drip pan!
.............But my plate setter is clean. I can only imagine what that smoke would have done to whatever I was cooking. Sweet apple it was not.[p]BTW, I had a great time at the Eggfest, my first. Got to talk to several familiar handles, but really was a lurker there, too, to my regret. Next year I'll do better--may even cook. Thanks to all of you who cooked, and the the BGE staff for an incredible job. And to the Prices (priceless), who cooked on the large I bought and left it very tidy.