I haven't touched any of the wires in the ceiling box. I am talking only about the smoke detector itself. There is in the detachable portion of the smoke detector a rectangular socket with 3 male terminals in it labelled white/neutral, interconnect, and black/line. In this socket fits a corresponding plug with 3 female connectors labelled similarly.
Something tells me if I just unplug this connection it will disable the device, but it doesn't screw neatly back into the base unit in the ceiling unless it is plugged in, so I thought if I removed the black and white wires from this plug and connected them together it would complete the circuit and bypass the alarm.
Is this logic correct, or is this asking for trouble in some way.
If you proceed with disconecting the smoke detector, Please install other one farther from the kitchen. As I advised the smoke detectores are really important for safety. Thank you for accepting my answer. You can bookmark my profile for your future electrical question. That way you could find me easy.