I was wondering if it were possible to make a cheesecake in a regular pan?
I use a deep dish pie pan when I make cheesecake.
I though about trying a regular pan but did not want to worry about possibly scratching the pan up, having to get it out the pan or breaking it trying to get it out the pan.
I use cake rings. Make sure the crust is sealed tightly around the edges.
I use a regular pan for my cheesecakes all the time. Mine do not have crusts of any kind so I don't know if that will make a difference.
I grease the pan, line the bottom with wax paper cut to fit and grease the wax paper. When completely cold, and it's time to remove it from the pan, I run a butter knife around the edge to loosen it and then warm the bottom slightly on my stove (it's electric) then I invert it onto a plate.
This has worked for me for sizes ranging from 6 inch round 3 in deep to a 14 inch square that's 2 inch deep.