Last night I put some sweet potatoes in the oven and they dripped their gunk on the bottom, causing a not-so-lovely burnt smell and odor to start competing with the perfect aroma of my home-cooked meal. I still needed to finish cooking and didn't want to try and clean a hot oven.
Does this ever happen to you?
Try this tip my mom taught me:
Pour salt to cover the burnt gunk (yes, this is the technical term) at the bottom of your oven. It will stop it from burning and you can continue cooking.
This is supposed to be a temporary solution, I suppose, but I can say from experience as long as the gunk is covered with salt, you can keep cooking and cooking and cooking for weeks, um, actually months this way.