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10 Essential Cheesecake Baking Tools Every Home Cook Needs

Want to bake the perfect treat? We've got the cheesecake baking tools you need to make this indulgent dessert the right way.

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5 Must-Haves for Making the Perfect CheesecakeSydney Watson/Taste of Home

Who can resist a slice of rich cheesecake? This creamy, indulgent dessert is a real treat, but it does require some special cheesecake baking tools and skills (do you know about the wobble test?). Master cheesecake by investing in some of these must-haves for baking your best-ever cheesecakes. Looking for more kitchen basics? These general baking supplies were deemed best by Taste of Home staffers and our Test Kitchen team.

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taste of home spring panvia amazon.com

Springform Pan

To make any classic cheesecake recipe, you’ll need a good springform pan. This one from our new bakeware line is nonstick ($20)—an absolute must when baking these delicate cakes.

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KitchenAid Ultra Power 5-Speed Hand Mixervia target.com

Hand Mixer


Cream cheese is not an ingredient you want to beat by hand. Ensure a silky-smooth filling with a powerful hand mixer ($50). This tool can also help you whip cream for a garnish.

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Tampervia amazon.com

Tamper

Many of our favorite cheesecake recipes start with a basic graham cracker crust, like this one. To get a perfectly packed crust with a consistent thickness, invest in this tamper ($7). It’s a little gadget that’s more useful than you’d think!

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Wilton Aluminum Round Cake Pan, 10 x 3-Inchvia amazon.com

Slightly Larger Cake Pan

Leaky pans are always a concern with cheesecakes—even with a good springform. Prevent this problem by investing in a round cake pan slightly larger than your springform ($14). This will keep any filling from oozing out into your water bath or onto the oven floor.

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Set of 10 Glass Mixing Bowls - Made By Design™via target.com

Mixing Bowls


Many cheesecake recipes have several different components. And you’ll need bowls to prep your batter, fillings, toppings and garnishes. This 10-piece set ($24) makes it easy to keep everything organized.

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Stainless-Steel Ultimate Silicone Spatula Setvia williams-sonoma.com

Spatulas

When you’re folding in a delicate ingredient or transferring the batter to your springform pan, you’ll appreciate this 4-piece spatula set ($46). Plus, the smallest spatula is the perfect size for swirling jam and other fun toppings into the filling.

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🔸Best Choice 7117-14RR Lasagna Pan with Stainless Roasting Rackvia amazon.com

Large Pan for Water Bath

Using a water bath—or bain Marie—is one of the secrets to an evenly baked cheesecake. Use any large, sturdy pan for this job. We like to use a roasting pan ($55) because it’s just the right size—and it gives us a chance to make use of this pan outside of the holiday season.

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Mini Cheesecake Panvia surlatable.com

Mini Cheesecake Pan

Who doesn’t love a miniature dessert? Make baking up pint-sized cheesecakes simple with this mini cheesecake pan ($30). This pan has removable bottoms so removing your tiny cakes is incredibly easy.

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Wilton 46pc Deluxe Dessert Decorating Setvia target.com

Piping Set

Want to serve a bakery-style cheesecake? Use this piping set ($17) to swirl gorgeous piles of whipped cream around the edge of your cooled cake. Finish the look with chocolate shavings or fresh fruit.

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Writer Bottles - 6 Easy Squeeze Applicator Bottles - 3 each (1 and 2 Ounce) - Cookie Cutters and Cake Decorating, Food Coloring and Royal Icing Suppliesvia amazon.com

Decorating Bottles

Take your cheesecake to the next level with a delicate drizzle. These easy-to-squeeze piping bottles ($18) give you complete control over melted chocolate, fruit puree or any other delicious garnish.

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