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. This feature makes these pans perfect for baking deep dish pizzas as well. Whether you're making a themed layered cake for a child's birthday party or a tiered wedding cake decked in ribbons and flowers, this pan is the optimal choice for bringing your sweet vision to life.