Monday, January 14, 2008

Should I find this SO amusing?

Tonight my hubby made his famous pork chops and green beans. Well....when it was time for dinner, he had a bit of a problem getting the lid off the pan to serve up the green beans. Once the cursing and yelling was over there was a loud crash in the kitchen sink. This is what I found...

He apparently put a smaller lid on top of the beans just to keep them warm. In the process of doing so, the glass lid formed a suction....a suction that could NOT be broken.

The pan has since cooled and I'm sad to say we still cannot separate the lid from the pan. Any ideas??? We ran cold water on it, thinking perhaps the glass would shrink slightly and allow us to pull it off....nope, but it did seep in somehow and we now have green bean soup! What kills me is two hours later, my hubby comes into the stamp room (where I am posted for the PTI release of course) and says "ya know, maybe I could bring the pan up to a high heat and it will steam the lid off. But I don't want to burn the beans." Burn the beans?!?! I think the beans are pretty much a wash, eh??? BAHAHAHAHA I can't stop laughing over this, and watching him continue to walk into the kitchen, grab the pot and start shaking it just puts me into stitches all over again!!!

But on a serious note, does anyone know how to save my pan? Should I be greasing the sides with butter at this point? ;)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've had this happen also. Just put the pan back on the stove and heat it again. The lid will release as the pan heats.

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

I'm sorry... I've just gotta giggle at this one! Hee-hee. Never had this happen to me or my hubby so can't advise you on this one. Good luck.

Jana Weaver said...

Hubby agrees - heat it up again and it will eventually release.

Let us know!!

Courtney said...

No idea how to fix it, but that is funny!

Marie said...

Can you unscrew the handle on the lid? Most handles like that can unscrew and then perhaps the air-hole that that creates will break the suction. Try heating too if that doesn't work alone. Let us know how it turns out!! Good luck.

Tricia said...

Too funny!! Thanks for adding a chuckle to my day!! :)

Anonymous said...

The re-heating really does work. I do that all the time with my low water cooking pans. JCV

Kristy said...

Running cold water over it as you did does the exact opposite of what you want to do. You are correct in that it created a suction, but that suction is caused by the air under the lid contracting as the pan cooled. So to release the suction, heat the pan to make the air re-expand.