This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.
In this Badge Bit, you will run a self cleaning oven. (Note that this BB is part of an 8-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Jeeves List. You must complete eight Badge Bits in the Jeeves List.)
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- run a self cleaning oven
- make sure to remove racks before starting
- when done, wipe out ash and replace racks
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
- a before picture of the self cleaning oven
- an action shot of the self cleaning oven running
- an after picture of the self cleaning oven after you wiped it
- a description of any additional cleaning procedures you did
- OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
Note to self: Leave the house while the oven self-cleans, it smells. Self cleaning the oven is not a set and forget, once the cycle is complete the ash residue needs to be wiped up, the glass on the inside had to be cleaned with a baking soda and razor blade and the racks needed to be cleaned. I need to clean the oven more often. I am ready for Thanksgiving pies. I did forget to take the picture of the oven running the self clean.
I bought an ugly cast iron skillet for $2 at a garage sale and wanted to try restoring it at the same time as cleaning my oven, so I left a rack in (it didn't seem to hurt it).
Ready to go
After three hours
Wiping out the ash
Good as new, almost
Today was chilly and I thought it would be a good day for the high heat. The fire alarm didn't seem to think so, and my neighbors know I have a clean oven.
Forgot to take a picture of the mess before I ran the self-cleaning cycle - hopefully a picture of the gunk after the cycle ran but before wiping out counts?
I've never run a self-cleaning oven before, but after my partner's attempt at a pumpkin pie leaked all over, I figured I'd give it a shot! Everything wiped away with a damp sponge, no other cleaners required.
They/them. Autistic and disabled permie newbie in zone 6a.
Staff feels this is an edge case. Please be more careful with the "before" pix or other details next time. This was obviously cleaned though so I'm going to certify it.