How to Cut Onions Without Crying

I am very sensitive to cutting onions and thought there was no escaping the tears that inevitably would follow the first cut of the knife.

I accepted this until the day a friend of mine that wears contacts let it slip that she never cries anymore when cutting onions.

CUT UNDER RUNNING WATER

This is pretty self-explanatory, just chop your onions under some running water. The running water redirects the onion vapors away from your eyes, leaving you tear-free.

SOAK IT

Although this method makes your onions slightly milder, it works well in many foods. Just soak your onion in a bowl of water for about 15 minutes and then chop it.

FREEZE IT

For this method, just pop your onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you cut it. The cold keeps the onion from releasing its eye irritating chemicals.

CUT UNDER A VENT

Just turn it on and chop your onions underneath it. The fan redirects the fumes to it and away from your eyes.

WEAR GOGGLES

While there are goggles made specifically for cutting onions, a pair of cheap swim goggles work just as well. This method keeps the fumes out of your eyes completely.

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