Removing That Pesky Bottom From A Springform Pan

Baking By glmoore001 Updated 11 Dec 2021 , 9:02am by littlejewel

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glmoore001 Posted 7 Dec 2021 , 2:32pm
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I have already broken one beautiful cheesecake in half trying to remove the bottom of the springform pan.

Mostly because I forgot to freeze if before the transfer. I sometimes make two at time for friends on their special

occasions, parties and celebrations. I am always nervous removing the bottom of the pan. I use a brown paper 

parchment under the cake and on the sides.

Is there anything I can insert into the pan such as a rigid piece of coated cardboard that will ease this separation?

If you have any ideas, please let me know.. Thanks.. Gary Moore

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glmoore001 Posted 7 Dec 2021 , 3:16pm
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I just had a successful separation. I had a parchment round under the cake when I baked. I took the bottom of the frozen cake and pan and set it on 

a cooling rack over a bowl of hot water. This allowed me to separate the two and move with a couple of spatulas..

Still looking for suggestions on how to make this process easier and less nerve wracking..

I tried to upload a photo, took it down to 25% drag and drop and into the sites picture window and received a "Whoops, something went wrong" error message.

Thanks.. Gary

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MBalaska Posted 7 Dec 2021 , 5:01pm
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turn the bottom upside down when you put it in.  instead of having the bottom like a little swimming pool with a dip

turn the bottom so it's a raised ridge with the edges down.  Cheese cake  sitting on parchment paper will then slip right off after baked. 

if you're worried about leakage, just put it on a small baking sheet or a bit of foil.

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glmoore001 Posted 7 Dec 2021 , 9:34pm
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Not worried about leakage, I always wrap in aluminum foil and water bath. What I am not wild about is that all three of the pans I have have 

a rolled seam on the bottom with an open space that will be open to the batter if I turn it upside down. I saw a video where a guy put another bottom on top of the finished cheesecake to turn it over, but I am too chicken to try that. G

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-K8memphis Posted 8 Dec 2021 , 4:22pm
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yes you can place a cardboard cake circle under cheesecake for baking -- then after it is cold you can replace with a fresh circle --  that way, like MB said you can use the bottom of the pan upside down for baking no problem -- if you can get wax coated cake circles all the better, non-waxed  circles work as well  -- and you can brush them yourself with melted food safe wax if you want to too

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littlejewel Posted 11 Dec 2021 , 9:02am
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Glad had a sucess getting your cheesecake out of the pan. I use regular cake pans that are deeper than 2in with a parchment round underneath the crust. I put it in the fridge run the blowtorch over the pan and put a cardboard round on the top and flip then flip back over so the top is showing. 

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