Yes, I conducted the Thanksgiving smoke alarm test.
In preparation for Day 2 of family Thanksgiving, I baked a pecan pie yesterday evening.
I used a cheater crust.
It dribbled grease on the bottom of the oven.
This morning, I set the oven to preheat to cornbread temperature, and settled in to read the morning internets.
After a while, things started smelling a bit smokey.
Then things started sounding decidedly loud.
Back out to the kitchen: much smoke, but any actual fire was confined to the interior of the oven, so no big deal.
Turn on vent fan, take down smoke detectors and remove batteries, open some windows....
Things are back to normal-ish now. Got to run a proper cleaning cycle on that oven some day soon.
Oh, and put the smoke detectors back up, just in case the next one is for real.
Eek! That smoke has got to be full of trans fats! I feel my bronchi clogging!