What Is the Best Way To: Keep the Smoke Alarms Off?

What Is the Best Way To: Keep the Smoke Alarms Off?

Faith Durand
Feb 19, 2010

It's happened to us all: We're cooking something innocuous and simple, and suddenly a puff of smoke aimed in just the right direction sets off a piercing blast from the smoke detector. This is not only painful to the ears, but distracting to the cooking process! How do you avoid setting off your smoke detectors? It's really not advisable to disable them entirely, so do you have tips or tricks for keeping your kitchen aired-out and smoke-free?

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