This pan works very well, I didn't have any issues trying it out for the first time. I do like that it's non-stick, that made clean up way easier for me. Otherwise it works just like any other cake pan, very straight forward. I didn't notice any hot spots or anything that would've hurt my cake, and nothing leaked through when I added the batter and baked, so overall I'm very happy with this.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design
This 9 inch pan appears to be solidly made, with the “ring” not exhibiting any tendency to twist, when unlatched and removed from the pan’s bottom plate. When clamped onto the bottom piece, there is a good seal (not requiring any additional shortening to prevent leakage) between the two parts of the pan. When the latch is opened, the ring is spread sufficiently to easily lift it clear of the bottom plate and the baked good thereon. The non-stick coating facilitated cleanup after use, although it does make it difficult to adhere plastic wrap to the pan, if you are going to place it in the refrigerator to cool overnight! The instructions indicate that it is dishwasher-safe, but recommends hand washing to prolong the non-stick coating. When used to prepare a cheese cake, there was no burning or sticking of any of the ingredients to the pan. Clean up was quite easy. You will have to use a small bristle brush to remove any residue from inside of the rolled lip on the bottom of the ring, as you would with most of these types of pan.
Pros: Convenient, Dishwasher Safe, Distributes Heat Evenly, Easy to Clean, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Performs Well, thick material does not twist, latch expands ring enough to remove
Cons: hand washing is recommended, plastic wrap won't adhere to non stick coating