So the oven turned out great! It took a little elbow grease, but considering I had no toxic fumes to inhale, wasn't bad at all. The oven could use another cleaning to really make it sparkle, but I'm not going to worry about that. The baking soda, salt & water mixture worked great! And it solved the problem I was having with over-browning.
Now for another green clean tip: get out tough stains, including those underarm yellow stains that just never go away no matter how much bleach you use. Check it out here at OnegoodthingbyJillee. Pretty neat stuff, and looks to be color safe as well. I can't wait to try it!