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Old 09-13-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
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Tip for cutting onions

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when ever I cut the onions I got tears in my eyes which is so painful for me while cooking. I try different methods to get rid of this problem but it wont work so well. Any one here plz tell me what can i do for protecting my eyes from this evil vegetable.

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Old 09-13-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
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It is a problem for a lot of people. I really don't have that problem because my contacts protect my eyes pretty much. But I have lit a few candles around where I'm chopping - BEFORE I start - and it seemed to help a bit. I don't know that there is any tried and true across the board - some things work for some people and not others. Try the candles and see if that helps.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:02 PM   #3
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:D Hi.....

There are a few things you can do, but, IMO none are foolproof but will help some.

1...Use a SHARP knife.
2...Put them in the fridge before cutting 30 mins or so.
3...Cut root end first.


All the other ones like, bread in the mouth, candle burning, stove lit, cutting with your mouth open ect....is bunk. The one thing that will work no matter what is wearing goggles, but then you have to explain why you are wearing swimming goggles while prepping your onion LOL. Be sure you wash your hands well after handling things like onion, garlic and spicy peppers, all are eye irritants.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:14 PM   #4
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I learned this trick years ago, and it really works. Keep your mouth closed the whole time you are chopping onions.

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Old 09-13-2004, 03:26 PM   #5
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Get Barbara to do it.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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Ok....Ok...You can peel them ...then soak them in cold water for 5 minutes..then slice them.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:46 PM   #7
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Learn to sharpen your knife or send it out to be professionally sharpened. The sharper your knife, the less the juices in the onion cells will explode into the air.

My knives are sharp and I never have a problem with chopping onions. Either that or I have shark eyes.
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Old 09-13-2004, 04:22 PM   #8
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yea use the cold mater method by soaking em
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Old 09-13-2004, 04:31 PM   #9
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I was gonna say keep your mouth closed while chopping also. I have used all of the other methods, but I find that keeping my mouth shut works best. Good Luck!
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Old 09-13-2004, 04:39 PM   #10
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onion tears

I used my daughter's swim goggles. But lately I just cut and wipe the eyes. The tears are an indication that the onion will be a good one.

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