REMOVAL of a stuck plastic plate IDEAS suggestions

Please help us remove a plastic ( rather thin) plate stuck in a same size DIAMETER metal pan, as it was inadvertently placed in the pan and now was pushed in tight and we cannot seem to get a thin piece of metal through enough to dislodge a side to pull and remove it from the SAID metal pan Approximately two quart PAN ANY IDEAS?

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  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Oct 20, 2017
    If you can't remove it, break the plate to save the pan. A hammer should work.
  • Pov29444345 Pov29444345 on Oct 20, 2017
    Try this: Put the pan in a container of hot water. Just enough to go about 3/4 of the way up the sides. Fill the plastic plate with Ice cubes. The heat should make the pan expand. The cold should should make the plate contract.
    Good luck.

  • Amanda Amanda on Oct 20, 2017
    You could try putting them in the freezer. The cold should shrink the metal pan. Good Luck!
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Oct 20, 2017
    try running Very HOT water over the outside of the pot -- try to dislodge plate as the metal expands --
  • Lou Lou on Oct 20, 2017
    Heat/cold.....just like when stacked glasses are stuck. Or suction cups on the plate, then slowly turn the plate as pulling up, spin the plate out.
  • Lou Lou on Oct 20, 2017
    Maybe heat them in a low oven....should make the plastic soft enough to bend a bit to pull it out. Hot water may be enough heat, if it's hot enough.
  • Peggy Peggy on Oct 20, 2017
    Thank you. I broke the cheap plate and will do something with the plastic pieces....THANKS to ALL involved and HAGW
  • Teyana Joseph Swint Teyana Joseph Swint on Oct 20, 2020

    For anyone looking this up in 2020, my plate was an ikea kids plate, somewhat pliable. I used a knife to make space on the side, then used a paint can opener to make the space bigger. Now there should be enough space to fit the mouth of a wrench. Pull out the plate!

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