I have only recently got into baking, so this cake tin was one of the first I've bought. I made a cheesecake with it which turned out perfect (and delicious)! When I unclipped the side, the cake stayed in shape and the non-stick worked fine. The only issue is that the base of the tin is slightly lipped, so I wasn't able to remove it from the bottom of the cake without ruining it. In the end, we had to cut the cake while it was still on the base. This wasn't a problem at all but it's worth bearing in mind. But overall, a good buy!