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Owning top-of-the-line bakeware doesn't mean much if you don't have some useful tips on how to use it. For example, to prevent cheesecake from splitting during the cooking period, butter the sides of the pan. When the cheesecake cools, the cake is then able to release from the pan and let heat escape without splitting. If you are using a crust, only butter an inch up the side of the pan so the cake can release.