Remove a piece of aluminum foil to wrap around the smoke detector and around its sides.

Wrap a piece of aluminum foil around the smoke detector.

It should stay on its own, but if not, wrap it around a big rubber band.

How do I temporarily turn off the smoke detector?

Cooking in peace: how to temporarily deactivate the smoke detector

  • Remove the battery. Removing the battery and putting it back after cooking is one of the answers to the problem.
  • Cover the detector. Covering the smoke detector with a tea towel may work.
  • Use a fan or hood.
  • Move the detector.
  • Buy a new alarm.

Will the smoke detector go off if you cover it?

Depending on the type of smoke you have, dust and debris can be the culprit. Obviously masking the detector is a good start, but to suppress false alarms you need to take extra steps. Especially since monitored fire alarms cannot be disabled.

How to deactivate the smoke detector?

Models with cord (AC).

Disconnect the key that controls the alarm circuit or disconnect the smoke detector from the circuit. Open the cover and remove the battery. Press and hold the reset button for 15-20 seconds. If the alarm sounds, press and hold the button until it stops.

How to avoid a smoke alarm while cooking?

Then be sure to use your kitchen exhaust fan when cooking. If you are emitting smoke and moisture through the fan duct, you are less likely to activate the smoke detector. Be sure to use your exhaust fan or break a window in the bathroom to prevent moisture or aerosols from appearing on the alarm.