A Springform pan is a special kind of pan used for cakes and desserts. It consists of 2 parts. The Springform pan has a removable ring and a base. The ring servers as the side portion of the Springform pan. After attaching the ring to the base, the pan is ready for cakes. When we talk about normal cake pans, the cake is required to be inverted for proper removal from the pan. However, this idea does not work with delicate cakes or cakes with toppings.
The main purpose of the Springform pan is to give a perfect shape to the cheesecakes. Once the cheesecake cools down, the side ring is removed. This adds comfort in serving and slicing of the cake. Plus, a Springform pan even eliminates the step of transferring the cake to the serving plate (from the pan). The Springform pans also prevent the cake from damage or breakage. Every kind of kitchen (be it a home kitchen or a commercial kitchen) needs to have one or two Springform pans.
Types, Sizes, and Cleaning:
The Springform pans are categorized based on the material they are constructed from. They can be of glass, metals or silicone. The glass Springform pans are not completely made up using glass instead they have a glass base and silicone or metal sides. Such Springform pans that have a lighter shade, reflect the lights while the ones with a darker shade, absorb the heat. One should always consider the shade of the pan before making a purchase. The Springform pans that are made up of metal absorb more heat, however, they can easily be scratched. The silicone pans mostly have a glass base and are considered to be leak-proof.
Springform pans most commonly come in 4 inches, 6 inches, 7 inches, 8 inches, 9 inches, 10 inches, 11 inches or 12 inches. The pan has a depth of three inches. These pans are available in various shapes such as squares or rounds. It can be purchased individually or in sets depending upon the preference of users.
Furthermore, the Springform pans are easy to clean. Usually, a Springform pan is cleaned using warm water and then it is dried. We suggest our readers follow the cleaning directions that come along with these pans.
Uses of Springform pans:
A Springform pan is primarily constructed to use with such dishes that are delicate and cannot be easily flipped or removed from the pan. In other words, you may say that a Springform pan is designed to ease the job of dessert making. Springform pans are used with so many desserts and savory meals such as:
- Ice-cream cake.
- Bread pudding.
- Frozen mocha torte.
- Fruit tart.
- Frozen Pomegranate and Cashew Cake.
- Strawberry-Almond Cornmeal Cake.
- Coffee cakes.
- Flourless chocolate cake.
- Savory dishes- Lasagne, chicken pot pie, rigatoni pie, garlic cheese bread, etc.