If you're interested in baking your own cheesecakes, it's almost essential to own a springform pan. Its removable sides and bottoms help to keep the sides of your dessert smooth and also allow for easy removal that won't damage your dessert. Some desserts that a springform pan may be used for are cakes, tarts, tortes, frozen desserts, coffeecakes and cheesecakes. Some tips in picking out a springform pan is to choose one darker in color so that the heat will be distributed more evenly. In addition, a pan with a dimpled bottom allows for easier removal. The springform pan featured is leak proof to protect your oven from a mess, especially with less solid desserts. You can purchase springform pans in various sizes at any kitchen supply store.