How do you pull apart two plastic tumblers, that are stuck together?
By MARPFAR from Leominister, MA
By Lelia Jo Cordell 07/31/2009
If there's any gap between the two tumbler lips, trickle warm water into that area. The water may act as a buffer and lubricant. Wiggle the two tumblers in opposing directions. You could also submerge the two tumblers in warm water (dishwater worked for me,) and try this same technique.
By Gloria Hayes 07/29/2009
Set the outside one in a pot of steaming water on the stove for a bit, remove, and quickly fill the inner one with ice.swirl around for a second or two, and tug!
By Cyinda 07/28/2009
Try putting the outside one under hot water (so it expands), & maybe put ice-water in the inter most one (so it contracts).
If they are super-stubborn, grab them with pliers that have masking or duct tape wrapped over the ends so it won't mar the plastic.
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