The Essential Baking Supplies for Making Perfect Cheesecake
Want to bake the perfect cheesecake? We've got the tools you need to make this indulgent dessert the right way.
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Who can resist a slice of rich cheesecake? This creamy, indulgent dessert is a real treat, but it does require some special tools and skills to make correctly (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.
Many of our favorite cheesecake recipes start with a basic graham cracker crust. (Here’s how to make it.) To get a perfectly packed crust with a consistent thickness, invest in this tamper ($4). It’s a little gadget that’s more useful than you’d think!
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.
Large Pan for Water Bath
Using a water bath—or bain Marie—is the secret to an evenly baked cheesecake. Use any large, sturdy pan for this job. We like to use a roasting pan ($31) because it’s just the right size—and it gives us a chance to make use of this pan outside of the holiday season.
Mini Cheesecake Pan
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