Hi, don't take this wrong because I learned from my own mistake. A co-worker [with an SOB motorhome] and I saw this add for a really great type of smoke detector, so we each bought one. As most people on this forum know, I can't easily gain access to my trailer; I have to hitch-up and pull it forward to open the door and be able to tinker with it. Well, a few months later, I was able to pull my trailer forward to tinker with it and replace the original smoke detector with this new fantastic one that I bought a few months back. Then I felt really stupid, because the one I bought was exactly the same thing that Airstream installed in it when new.
The smoke alarm has two buttons on it. One is for the regular testing of the unit. The one on the inside is called the HUSH BUTTON. This is how it works: (1.) If you know you are going to have burnt toast, then you push the HUSH BUTTON, once and it won't sound the alarm for several minutes, but it will chirp every once in a while for several minutes. (2.) If you do make smoke while cooking and the alarm goes off, you just push the HUSH BUTTON and it will silence the alarm for several minutes. I would have to read the manual to find the actual times and intervals of the HUSH BUTTON operations. When cooking I try to turn on the stove vent fan and open the fantastic fan too. I also put my toaster on the right side of my stove because it is farther away from my smoke detector and less chances of it going off. So you see there is no need to remove the unit, take the battery out of it, or get mad a smash it; Just push the HUSH BUTTON.