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Two Pots Stuck Together

Separating 2 pans that have become stuck together can seem like a daunting problem. But it's not.

Using either heat or cold on both pans is a total waste of time.

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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.

By Cricketnc from Parkton, NC

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August 10, 20170 found this helpful

I tried putting the two pots stuck together in a sink with hot and added ice to the top pot but gave up. The advice that worked was ice in the top pot and putting the 2 pots on a burner on low heat and I kid you not, in 15 seconds there was a pop and out came the stuck pot!

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