Whenever I bake cheesecake or flan, my springform pan always leaks into the water bath or vice/versa. Is there a better type of pan to use when baking with a water bath?
You pretty much have to use the sprinform pan with cheesecakes, otherwise you can't get the cheesecake out of the pan. If you don't care to remove the cheesecake from the pan whole, then you can use anything you want—a deep cake pan would work well, for example.
There are two ways to help keep the springform pan from leaking:
If you're doing a lot of cheesecakes, then you can get a 10"x3" cake pan on Amazon for $10–15.