Asked by: Gustav Belohinfood and drink cooking
How do you waterproof a springform pan?
Last Updated: 19th March, 2020
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Thereof, are springform pans watertight?
Although most cheesecakes are baked in a water bath, this does not mean that springform pans are waterproof around the base. Many may be waterproof initially. However, as the latch loosens and the coating wears off this waterproof feature will fade. For this reason many will wrap the pan in aluminum foil.
One may also ask, will cake batter leak in a springform pan? 1) Springform pans are not leak-proof - even the really expensive ones that claim to be leak-proof still leak some America's Test Kicthen did a test on these and confirmed that. 2) Springform pans are not really designed for your average cake batter where you would normally use a regular solid cake pan.
Keeping this in consideration, can you use a springform pan in a water bath?
A water bath is simply a pan of hot water placed in the oven, and using this method has two benefits when baking. And, because springform pans are notorious for leaking, we are wrapping the bottom of the pan in foil to avoid any water from seeping into the pan which would make the cheesecake crust too wet.)
Can I line a springform pan with foil?
Any cake pan or pie plate of similar size will do just fine as a substitute for a springform pan. And lining the pan with foil or parchment paper first will make it easy to gently lift the cake out when it's done. (Leave a good length of foil or paper hanging out of the pan to make it easier to lift.)