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Help! My cakes pans are stuck together!

dost Sep 6, 2010 01:49 PM

I have two 9" rounds, one stuck within the other... Any tips or tricks for releasing? Thanks!

Solved! Finally got a knife in the lips, and pried them apart! Whew! Saved!

  1. blue room Sep 7, 2010 09:05 AM

    Just 3 days ago I threw out a glass and aluminum sugar jar because I simply could not get the top off. (It was the classic mini-garbage-can shaped kind, with a little loose aluminum flap for pouring.)
    Not an expensive thing, but I wish I had thought of holding the top under hot water. I'll bet the aluminum top would have expanded WAY faster than the glass, and it would have come right off. I somehow got the threading askew and it was STUCK.

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      chileheadmike Sep 6, 2010 02:20 PM

      You can fill the top one with really hot water. The air between them will expand.

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      1. re: chileheadmike
        dost Sep 6, 2010 03:01 PM

        Thank you! I will keep this in mind in the future. Hopefully I will remember to put a piece of wax paper between them when I put them away.... :)

        1. re: chileheadmike
          grant.cook Sep 7, 2010 06:46 AM

          Wouldn't that also cause the metal of the upper pan to expand, wedging it in tighter?

          I would think you float the bottom one in hot water (or over a low heat burner, and fill the top one with ice, water and rock salt.. one expands, one hopefully contracts, and you get them apart..

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