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. A removable bottom works to ensure the simple and safe removal of even your most delicate desserts. The removable bottom is also perfect for creating delicate cheesecakes with complete confidence! Baking in this 3" deep pan offers additional advantages to save you time and energy. By creating layers that are thicker, you'll save yourself the additional care required to tote and handle multiple smaller layers, and ultimately you will end up with a denser and more stable cake that holds together when stacking. 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.