Separating Pots That Are Stuck Together?

pots stuck togetherI made a mistake and thought I had the double boiler pans, not so. Now they are vacuum sealed together. I got the bottom one boiling then dumped ice in it, that did not work, so I frozen it overnight, dumped boiling water in the top, that did not work. Finally I tried to slide a thin knife between them. Anyone have any hints for this?


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March 21, 20160 found this helpful
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For the boiling water/ice to work, the bottom would have to be hot (to expand) and the top cold (to contract). That is the only thing that I can think of, and I encourage you to try it again. However, what I would do is fill the top pot with ice, and then set the bottom pot in a sink of very hot water. You have to make sure the two pots have different temps. If that doesn't work, I'm out of ideas!! Good luck!

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August 7, 20190 found this helpful

I tried this with no luck. Only when I hit the bottom pot with a blow torch did they separate. No damage done to either pot.

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March 23, 20160 found this helpful

I agree with Louise. Try having the bottom one be hot and the top one cold. I had two pans stuck together a month ago and this worked for me.

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December 23, 20190 found this helpful

I had a small gap that allowed me to add water to the bottom pan. I put them on the stove to heat the water to boiling. I then added ice to the top pot. After a minute or so, the pots let loose.


However, WARNING... when pulling apart be very careful. I pulled too hard, too fast, and splashed the hot water on myself. I do NOT suggest this! Hope this helps.

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February 24, 20210 found this helpful

Had this issue with two insta pots that got stuck together, hot water on the outside and ice/snow in the inner didn't work. Brute force didn't work at all... What did work was leaving the pots in freezing temperatures (it was like -10F that night) a freezer should work too, I also filled the pot with snow. Turned the stove burner on high and put the pots on it, maybe 5 minutes later, enough pressure had built-up to pop the top pot out.

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