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L.A. Times Test Kitchen tip: Dental floss in the kitchen

March 15, 2011 | 12:00 pm

FlossDental floss isn't just for the medicine cabinet  -- it's also a handy tool to keep in the kitchen.

Floss, with its small surface area, is perfect for slicing through soft foods without damaging them. Use it to slice through soft cheese, or cleanly cut a dough log into individual cookies. It even works wonders on cheesecake.

Just make sure the floss is unwaxed and unflavored... unless of course you want to add a subtle hint of mint to whatever you're slicing.

If you have any kitchen tips or questions you'd like me to explore, leave a comment below or shoot me an e-mail at noelle.carter@latimes.com.

-- Noelle Carter

Photo: Noelle Carter / Los Angeles Times