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My espresso maker, a Bialetti, has its top very stuck to its base. How do I release the aluminum from the aluminum? It's like a jar top that's been GLUED to the jar!!

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I had the same issue. i ran the base under very hot water from the tap for one minute. This forces the metal to expand and loosen, making unscrewing the base much easier.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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Put it in the freezer for a half hour or so, then pour HOT water into the top section. The temp differential will loosen things up.

Posted on Sep 24, 2018

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Freeze it for a bit. This worked for me.

Posted on Feb 04, 2015

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