A "silence" or "hush" feature should be a good fix for the OP. I think
Kidde will silence for about 10 minutes. And the one I installed doesn't
just silence, it reduces the sensitivity temporarily. Heavy smoke will
still set it off (and can't be silenced).
Thanks for the information. It goes off with normal cooking that lasts
a while, like baking or roasting a turkey. I think part of it might be
the configuration of our kitchen, as the range is very near the stairway.
I'll encourage her to use the exhaust fan more often. And I think I
will look for a new alarm and a new place to mount it.
Kidde makes a smoke detector with a remote hush feature, but it looks like
it's only available in Canada. I can't find a US source for it.
It seems that First Alert made (or still makes?) a unit that can hushed
with any remote (TV, DVD, etc.) but if you search for this unit on the
First Alert site, it doesn't say anything about it working with a remote.
Might be worth a call to see if they still make one.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
I did read some reviews that complained of the same issue. You had to
be careful where you mounted it for the very reason you mentioned. I
assume your's did not mute via the remote?
I'm pretty good at internet searches, but since I can't find the Kidde
"Smoke Alarm with Remote Control Hush" model on the kidde.com site -
only at kiddecanada.com - I wonder if they are not available in the
Maybe I'll give them a call...
BTW, I never found the cause of my sig getting damaged (no EOL after my
name). It comes from a file and the line ending is definitely there. If
the sig has more lines than that, the others are OK.
When mine goes off, I grab and shake it at mid level, clearing the smoke.
My single level is easy to get to, but I intend to alter the position,
since it's in the kitchen. It's a dirt cheap detector. My turbo oven will
set it off if I see the least bit of smoke, taking out the basket. Not near
main cooking area.
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