A knife with deep serrations, such as a tomato knife or bread knife, does the best job of cutting a cake or loaf of bread without compressing it. For cheesecakes, a piece of dental floss held taut cuts through the cake like a laser as long as there is no crust on the sides. Alternatively, use a sharp thin blade dipped in hot water and dried between each slice. Remove the slice by wiggling it slightly and pulling it out without lifting it upward.
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