The Basics:Equipment, Ingredients,and Techniques

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Essential Equipment

PANS

Whether you choose a springform pan, push pan, or cake pan, your baking pan is the most important tool for making cheesecake. Springform pans come in two pieces, a bottom and a side piece with a latch on the side that is released when you are ready to remove the cake from the pan. Springform pans come in a variety of shapes, including round, square, rectangular, oval, and heart-shaped. They can be made from aluminum, nonstick materials, and silicone, and some even have glass bottoms.

Push pans also are two pieces, with a bottom and a side. A push pan bottom fits inside the ...

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