Cake pans stuck together

by Patsy
I have two sets of 4 (@) small heart shaped cake pans that are stuck together.
I have never used them and when I went to I could not get them apart. It looks
like there may be rust showing above the bottom pans. I tried to dribble some olive oil into them, let them sit for a while then tried to get them apart.
Didn't budge. Suggestions please?

Would have inclluded a picture but I can't figure out where my pictures go when
they go on my computer. It used to ask me where I want to put it but now it

Also, I want to change my email address from to I could find no place to send thisin.

  9 answers
  • Ice in the inside pan, let it get cold (I freeze it). Once good and frozen, set the bottom in a pan with boiling water.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Apr 21, 2018

    Or place the pans in a 300* oven for a few minutes. Then run cold or ice water over them while using a flat knife to separate the pans. ☺️

  • Mary Hutchins Mary Hutchins on Apr 21, 2018

    I know this works for glasses and dishes- put cold water in the interior one and then place the outer one in hot and it should give you enough clearance to force apart. I use something of wood that can force apart the items. Good luck.

  • Mary Hutchins Mary Hutchins on Apr 21, 2018

    Sorry, I wrote before I saw the suggestion above. Just be patient.

  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Apr 21, 2018

    I just hd two glass bowls that stuck together..could not get them apart. I set boiling water in the top one and let it sit..they came apart easily after the water just started to cool. Heat expands..cold contracts.

  • Patsy Patsy on May 31, 2018

    Sorry it' been so long since I couod check answers. Had operation and infection.. Thank you all for your resposes ajd wll try them one by one.

    I can't get to middle pan, only top or bottom. Appreciate varied aswers.

    One of them should work.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Mar 02, 2019

    Hi Patsy,

    Were you able to figure out how to change your email address?

    Go to:

    Your Profile

    Account Settings

    Email Settings

    Edit Email

    then change to your new address

  • Allan Allan on Mar 20, 2021

    you could try either dribbling "clr" around the joint - or in extreme cases, try wd-40.

    dribble/spray around the joint, then gently work your way around the perimeter pulling the seams apart.

  • Connie Connie on Mar 20, 2021

    Throw them in the freezer and loosen each one at room temperature, returning to freezer A little wiggle, ice, heat, loosen is the word