Somehow, in the nightmare of pans that is my oven, the bottom of a 6" springform pan squeezed its way into a 6" x 3" round cake pan.
I can not get the damn thing out. I've oiled it, I've tried flat plastic thingies, I've tried flat metal thingies... anyone have any ideas????
(here's a pic -- that's oil you see in the pan, not water)
You could try putting it in some deep water and hopefully some can get between the two and make the base of the springform loosen a little.
I'll try that! Thanks!
Maybe putting the whole thing in the freezer could help. If they're different metals, they'd react at different times? Just hoping :)
what i would do is set it in a pan of ice water and use a torch on the inner pan -- you gotta work quickly because of course you don't want to scorch anything -- and the temps will start overlapping --or if you have a heating pad that could work there --
or no, i got it -- heat both to 350 degrees then plunge the outside pan into ice water -- and whack and/or pry it out -- probably a combination of 1-2 quick whacks then pry it out
let us know how it goes (so aggravating!)
ps. something like this works because cold expands and heat shrinks -- i mean it's just a little bit but it will work if you're persistent
ok this is my final idea...probably... too much trouble to heat up the oven and wait -- just turn it upside down on the burner on the stove for the heat part
hot water inside and ice water outside -- dump the water-- quickly whack & pry -- final answer :)
Use a clean (!) Or new soccer. The ones to use when your sink is blocked. They are cheap to buy. Better than investing in 2 new pans.
Or hold it upside down and bang it onto the floor. Brutal force
Hate that! I had a 12 in pie pan do that to a 12 in cake pan. Use a really really narrow metal screw and drill it in the rim...then use a pliers and pull up on the screw until you can work it loose.
Sorry for late response. Not getting notifications from cc...
Yes ^^^ plunger.
Did you manage to get it out by now?
so didja get it apart
So far the plunger hasn't worked, but I'm going to try the ice water outside hot water inside method....
Will update you!
I DID IT!
It was a combination of many of the above!
Step 1: ice outside, hot water inside
Step 2: try banging (fail)
Step 3: Go through your old jewelry making tools, and find those old dental scrapers.
Step 4: Scrape as much as you can, but to no avail
Step 5: try banging again -- instant success!
Thanks for all the advice everyone!
Glad you got it!
I realize this is too late but for future reference you want heat on the outside and cold on the inside. Cold makes things shrink (think Seinfeld :D) and heat makes them expand.
oh you're probably right but i always do it backwards of what you said because cold things expand in the freezer -- liquids do don't they? is it just the carbonation in cokes that would burst the can or something? but i looked it up and you're right heat expands metals some more than others -- anyway -- at least she got it out of there -- god i've been doing it backwards forever hahahaha but it works for me too?
Water is one of few things that expands when it freezes. Most solids contract.