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#807886 - 02/25/13 02:35 PM Do chopping onions make you cry?
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Do chopping onions make you cry? Personally I react really badly whenever I chop an onion, so I researched all the ways you can chop onions without crying, and this week's article is the result of that research. Personally, I use an onion chopper, shown at the bottom of the article and just cut very fast.

I did for a while wear swimming goggles that I kept in a kitchen drawer until one of my children needed them for swimming, and I haven't seen them since. It did work, although it felt a little funny.

I read about lighting a candle, I don't know if that would work. Let me know if you've used any of these methods with any success.



How to Cut or Chop Onions without Crying
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#807915 - 02/25/13 03:12 PM Re: Do chopping onions make you cry? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]
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When I wore contact lenses, they offered some onion protection but since I switched to eyeglasses--oy!

I know that some prep chefs don those goggles to prevent eye stinging when chopping onions.

As far as the candle goes, I wonder if the fumes from the flame intercept the onion fumes? Freezing the onion will keep the onion juices from spraying.

Thanks for the tips!
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#807921 - 02/25/13 03:37 PM Re: Do chopping onions make you cry? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]
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Very rarely. The onion has to be very strong for it to make me cy. Most of the time when I do cry when cutting an onion I have itchy eyes to start that day and that becomes the reason why I did cry while cutting that onion.

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#807923 - 02/25/13 04:03 PM Re: Do chopping onions make you cry? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]
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Connie the Mrs. sayz:

Peel the onion under water and keep your hands wet while you're slicing it.

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#808831 - 02/28/13 03:35 PM Re: Do chopping onions make you cry? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]
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I wonder if by peeling them under water you might lose some of the onion flavor?
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#808839 - 02/28/13 04:01 PM Re: Do chopping onions make you cry? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]
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I doubt if there would be flavor loss during the short period of peeling. Besides, only the outer layer would be affected in the peeling process.

Some onions have a super strong, almost bitter flavor so soaking them in water actually can have a beneficial effect.
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#808850 - 02/28/13 04:58 PM Re: Do chopping onions make you cry? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]
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I don't like onions, so no. :-)

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#809833 - 03/05/13 06:27 PM Re: Do chopping onions make you cry? [Re: Tina - Living Simply]
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I only buy the sweet vidalia onions now so I don't have problems with irritated eyes or tears. The stronger spanish onions used to irritate my eyes. I haven't bought them in the last several years.
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