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I had 2 pans that were stuck together. After trying everything I've heard of, I finally sprayed WD-40 into the sides of bottom pan, put them in freezer over-night, dropped them on concrete this morning, and VOILA! I have 2 pans again.


Wahoo! I had earlier tried putting ice in the top one and putting them on the stove on low, but it didn't work. So glad I have my favorite pans back again.

By Patsy from Hadley, MA

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November 1, 20100 found this helpful

An air compressor will work as well. It will get 2 buckets unstuck as well.

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November 3, 20100 found this helpful

Using either heat or cold on both pans is a total waste of time.
To separate them use the heat = expand/cold = contract theory in simple physics.
Put the plug in your kitchen sink and fill it with water you have heated on the stove to not quite boiling and only deep enough to come close to the rim of the lower pan. Then put ice water in the upper pan. The hot water will expand the lower pan and the ice water will contract the upper pan allowing them to separate easily and safely with no damage to either one.

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December 3, 20160 found this helpful

I tried the boiling water and ice trick with no result until I tapped the stuck metal lid with the handle of a heavy knife about 4 times. Yea!

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