Agggghhhh! How To Get A 6" Springform Bottom Out Of A 6" Pan???? (Pic)

Baking By emarcomd Updated 15 Nov 2015 , 8:43pm by Cevamal

emarcomd Posted 4 Nov 2015 , 8:59pm
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563a71ace4c3c.jpegSomehow, 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)

*Last edited by emarcomd on 4 Nov 2015 , 9:00pm
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bubs1stbirthday Posted 4 Nov 2015 , 9:06pm
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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.

emarcomd Posted 5 Nov 2015 , 12:03am
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I'll try that!    Thanks!

Brookebakescake Posted 5 Nov 2015 , 12:36am
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Maybe putting the whole thing in the freezer could help. If they're different metals, they'd react at different times? Just hoping :)

-K8memphis Posted 5 Nov 2015 , 12:53am
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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 :)

*Last edited by -K8memphis on 5 Nov 2015 , 1:21am
julia1812 Posted 5 Nov 2015 , 7:04am
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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

emarcomd Posted 5 Nov 2015 , 5:46pm
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julia1812 -

When you say use a clean or new soccer... what's that?  

Dzrt-Bkr Posted 7 Nov 2015 , 2:30am
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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.

costumeczar Posted 7 Nov 2015 , 2:59am
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julia1812 Posted 7 Nov 2015 , 4:32am
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Sorry for late response. Not getting notifications from cc...

Yes ^^^ plunger.

Did you manage to get it out by now?

-K8memphis Posted 7 Nov 2015 , 5:01pm
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so didja get it apart

emarcomd Posted 8 Nov 2015 , 9:43pm
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So far the plunger hasn't worked, but I'm going to try the ice water outside hot water inside method....

Will update you! 

emarcomd Posted 8 Nov 2015 , 9:56pm
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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!

-K8memphis Posted 9 Nov 2015 , 12:25am
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Cevamal Posted 12 Nov 2015 , 2:11pm
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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. 

-K8memphis Posted 12 Nov 2015 , 5:34pm
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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?

*Last edited by -K8memphis on 12 Nov 2015 , 6:25pm
MBalaska Posted 13 Nov 2015 , 4:03am
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Congratulations!  Now you're like 'Tim the Toolman' on TV.  A little ingenuity, a little elbow grease, and Wham you got it.

*Last edited by MBalaska on 13 Nov 2015 , 4:04am
Cevamal Posted 15 Nov 2015 , 8:43pm
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Water is one of few things that expands when it freezes. Most solids contract. 

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