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Old 08-30-2007, 07:54 AM   #11
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ok ! thnx guys. I had a mandoline onion slicer earlier, now i was using a knife, a rather sharp one ! Nothing seemed to help me much. Guess tears while slicing Onions cannot be avoided at all !!! :-(

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Old 08-30-2007, 08:23 AM   #12
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The best solution aside from the cutting tool is to wear tight-fitting swim goggles. They will keep any fumes away from your eyes. You can also place a small fan to your left or right and have it blow across the cutting board to keep the fumes away from your eyes.

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Old 09-21-2007, 08:42 AM   #13
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I'm sorry, but what exactly is an onion slicer? Is this a particular type of kitchen gadget? It sounds interesting.

I have a lot of trouble with my eyes watering around onions too. And, no matter how much I wash my hands afterwards, if I handle an onion too much, I can have a lot of trouble taking my contacts out. Ouch, if you know what I mean.

So, I always use my food processor to slice or chop onions.

But, thanks, Everyone for all the tips above. I'll try some of those...


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