This 8 inch nonstick springform pan with a smooth, removable base is perfect for baking creamy cheesecakes, flour-less cakes and other delicate confections without them sticking. Crafted from 0.4-millimeter-thick high-quality carbon steel with a premium quick-release, non-stick coating that’s PFOA free and European LFGB approved for added food safety. Heat is distributed evenly from the sides to the center for uniform baking; heat safe to 450-degrees F. The 2-piece design includes an interlocking band that hugs the base to form the sides of the pan so it won’t leak during the baking process. Once the cake is done and cooled, it’s easy to spring the sides open with just a flick of the latch fastener and release the base. Simply lift the expanded band from around the base and the confection inside. Baked goods remain on the base for easy serving. For best results, use wooden or nylon tools that won’t scratch the nonstick surface. Never cut baked goods in the pan. Hand wash in warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly.