Anodized aluminum delivers exceptional performance and consistent results so you can bake with confidence. Anodizing is not a chemical coating, but a process that helps resist abrasions and ensures that no rust, peels, or flakes will contaminate your food. The anodized process seals the natural pores of the aluminum, creating a safer baking surface with no chemical coatings. Unlike conventional aluminum or steel bakeware which may react poorly with acidic foods, the non-reactive surface of anodized aluminum makes it compatible with a wider variety of recipes including those with citrus or tomato-based ingredients. The pedestal-style base and springform design both work to ensure the simple and safe removal of even your most delicate desserts. Unlike cake pans with just a removable bottom, springform pans can be left on your baked goods until just before they are ready to serve. Then a simple flip of the latch will release the pan for an effortless, flawless presentation every time. Whether you're making a special cheesecake topped with fresh fruit, streusel, or ice cream cake, this pan is the optimal choice for bringing your sweet visions to life.