Springform pans are perfect for making delicate cakes and quiches that might crack or crumble when being turned out of a standard cake pan. When picking out the best springform pans, we looked for pans with a sturdy latch, a tight seal between the collar and the base, and a superior non-stick coated that releases easily. Though many of the pans that made our list are dishwasher safe, it's a good idea to wash all springform pans by hand because they have a number of delicate parts that could bend or break in the dishwasher. They also need to be dried completely so they don't form rust in the collar. If you're making a cheesecake, you won't be able to bake it in a water bath if you're using a springform pan, no matter how tight the seal.
With a glass base that doubles as a serving tray, the Norpro N/S 9-inch Springform with Glass Base is our favorite springform pan. The base of this pan will stand up to knives and serving utensils without scratching or chipping and the collar has a sturdy latch and forms a great seal around the base. Read Full Review
Our favorite springform pan is the Norpro N/S 9-inch Springform with Glass Base. The glass base isn't just a clever way to peek in on your cheesecake or quiche to make sure it's cooked, it also provides a sturdy base that can be cut on. This way, there's no need to slide your dish off the base before cutting and serving, which is especially useful for dishes with crumbly crusts. The collar is made from steel that's coated with a nonstick material that won't stick to food and unlatches easily.
The Cuisinart 9-inch Springform Pan is a well-made pan made from aluminized steel, a material that's preferred by many professional chefs because it transfers heat more quickly than regular steel. The collar of this pan fits snugly around the base and both pieces are entirely non-stick thanks to a Xylan coating. Read Full Review
Made of heavy gauge aluminized steel, the Cuisinart 9-inch Springform Pan is one of the best on the market. This pan transfers heat very well, which helps the dish cook evenly into the center. It's also made with rolled edges that are incredibly strong, ensuring that this pan will keep its shape for years. The Whitford Xylan coating on the base and collar release easily from baked goods, and clean up quickly by hand or in the dishwasher. Cuisinart also backs this springform pan with a limited lifetime warranty.
Like all of this company's bakeware, the Chicago Metallic Non-Stick 9-inch Springform Pan is a high-quality pan that's durable enough to stand up to daily use in a commercial kitchen. The steel core of this pan heats quickly and evenly, and the non-stick coated releases easily. The collar also snaps on and off the base easily, making it the perfect pan for delicate cheesecakes or deep dish pizzas. Read Full Review
The commercial quality Chicago Metallic Non-Stick 9-inch Springform Pan is a great value and one of our Best Picks when it comes to springform pans. The pan is dishwasher safe and coated with a slick non-stick surface that makes it easy to clean and prevents it from sticking to baked goods. The core of the pan is a strong steel that heats evenly and won't warp in a hot oven. Though this is the perfect pan for cheesecake, it's also great for Chicago-style deep dish pizza, especially if you're making one of these pizzas with a crumbly, cornbread crust.
The USA Pans Springform Pan is one of our Best Picks because of its superior construction and uniquely corrugated texture. This pan heats evenly, releases from baked goods easily, and even has steel wires in the rim that make it incredibly strong and durable. Read Full Review
One of the most durable pans out there, the USA Pans Springform Pan is one of our Best Picks. Like all of USA Pan's line of bakeware, this pan features a unique corrugated surface that serves a number of purposes. It makes the pan stronger, helps prevent warping, and keeps the baked good suspended off the base, making for a more evenly-cooked product that releases from the pan easily. Additionally, this springform pan has a special silicone coating that gives it an incredibly slippery surface that won't stick to anything. The collar snaps on and off the base perfectly, forming a tight seal and keeping batter from leaking as the cake bakes.
The leak-resistant Kaiser Bakeware La Forme Plus Spingform Pan features a strong steel core and two layers of slick non-stick coating. This is a pan that will last for many years, even with daily use. It's also ideal for left-handed cooks because the collar can be positioned so that the latch opens either to the right or to the left. Read Full Review
The Kaiser Bakeware La Forme Plus Spingform Pan has a collar that forms a tight, leak resistant seal around the base. There's no right side up with this collar, making it possible to position the latch to either direction so that both right and left handed cooks can open it with ease. Both the collar and the base are made from a high-quality steel that's sturdy and resists warping. They are also both covered with a two-layer non-stick coating that is incredibly slick and won't stick to delicate baked goods. This coating is made from a material that isn't affected by acidic foods and will last for years.