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Dental Floss as Cheese Slicer

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Slice cheese with dental flossRick Lew

Use floss to slice soft cheese, cake, and hard-boiled eggs. (Or try it as a substitute for kitchen twine to truss a chicken.) It's hygienic, neat, and cheap. Unwaxed works best, and of course you know better than to mix mint-flavored with a vintage Gorgonzola.

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