I inadvertently boiled water in an All Clad MC2 pot last night with a metal cake round sitting in the bottom of the pan. I only noticed after boiling pasta for 10 minutes that the cake round was there. Cake round and pot now seem to have become one. I don't want to use the word "fused" for fear of its permanent connotation. Does anyone have any idea how to get the metal cake round off of the pot? They've been soaking for a while, and prying the metal cake round with a knife has been unsuccessful.
I will start weeping if I've ruined my MC2 pot. Does anyone have any suggestions how to separate the two?