Saw an ad on TV recently re cleaning the oven BEFORE cooking the turkey; supposedly, the turkey will cook and brown better and more evenly in a clean oven.
Check out this pin on Pinterest: Thanks to original pinner who said: I think I'll try this next time. The appliance repairman told me using the self-cleaning feature takes years off the life of an oven.
The best oven cleaner! Cover the bottom of the oven with baking soda; then pour vinegar so it's all wet. Let sit about 20 minutes or so, then wipe all of it out with damp cloth or sponge. I leave my oven door open too. After drying you may see some white residue, wipe again.
And, something that has saved me from lots of cleaning -- if you have an ELECTRIC oven, you can place a sheet of aluminum foil on the floor of the oven, under the rack; it will catch drippings. When it's dirty, just remove the foil and replace it. This will save you dozens of oven cleanings.