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Old 10-17-2006, 08:19 AM   #31
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Careful choping onions in a food processor. You'll release all the essential oils and will be crying for weeks. I found the videos at this site give some fantastic tips for easy cooking http://www.chefstoolbox.com.au/HowToVids.aspx
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:57 AM   #32
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But if you use the pulse button on the machine and chop them with short microsecond bursts, you'll be able to control the amount of moisture that comes out of them.


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Old 10-17-2006, 12:30 PM   #33
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Buy prechopped onions in a large bag, rebag them in 1 cup and 1/2cup increments, and freeze. Less tearing. Tastes great.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:56 PM   #34
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If it was just the fumes I've got an foolproof fix - light a candle next to where you are working. It works by burning the sulpher gases which are the cause of the tears.

The local TV station does a "Will it work" segment once a week - the did the Chop Wizard and like it a lot. We're going to get one - the price is right and on the boat it's a perfect size - much better than dragging the food processor out for lots and lots of onions. The price is also right.
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:52 PM   #35
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If it was just the fumes I've got an foolproof fix - light a candle next to where you are working. It works by burning the sulpher gases which are the cause of the tears.
Swim goggles and a snorkle work great too. But leave the swim fins in the garage. If anyone stops by, you don't want to look silly, do you?
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:02 PM   #36
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...But leave the swim fins in the garage...

I agree. If you wear swim fins, you can't get close enough to the counter to chop. Don't ask me how I know that...
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:49 PM   #37
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Swim goggles and a snorkle work great too. But leave the swim fins in the garage. If anyone stops by, you don't want to look silly, do you?
And what makes you think I don't look silly already. I certainly don't need swim fins to look silly. You should have been there last night as I tried to stuff a "family sized" Papa Murphy pizza into an apartment sized oven. There was silly!!!!
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:47 PM   #38
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It's not the fumes that bother me but the labor of having to chop them up. I havent tried a food processor as I figure it would liquify the onions like the blender does, even in chop mode. Will look into some of the posted suggestions.

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Allen, not if you cut your onions into evenly sized pieces and pulse them, don't just turn the machine on and let it run.

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Old 10-18-2006, 09:25 AM   #39
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Also, supposedly, soaking the onions in some cold water helps to soften the blow of the eye-burning fumes to a minimum.


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Old 12-31-2006, 05:46 PM   #40
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For a reasonably priced unit go here to this address; http://www.chopwizard.com.
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