Domestic Goddess I am not. You have to know NOT to lift up on the heating element while the oven is on and clean the floor of the oven - because if you do that your oven might end up looking like mine! B and his dad found out that it cannot be fixed due to the fact that GE doesn't make the part to our 1966 oven that exploded anymore (ie...new oven for me!!) Check back soon for the unveiling of the new oven!!