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The best way to cut an onion without crying

By Hilary Meyer, April 25, 2012 - 11:00am

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Hilary asks: What’s your best trick for cutting onions without the tears?


I put a wet sponge next to where I'm going to cut the onions and I don't get any tears...try really works!


04/26/2012 - 1:13pm

And to add to this, make sure your knife is sharpe. A dull knife can cause tears in cutting onions as well.


04/26/2012 - 12:43pm

clean and peel them cith them in half then put them in the frig for 2 hours. Sliver cuts produce the least tears


04/26/2012 - 12:32am

The candle trick doesn't work; neither does wearing contact lenses! I chopped shallots the other night while wearing my lenses AND burning a candle, and I could barely get the job done. Next time I will try chopping onions while wearing safety goggles. Looking silly for a little bit is fine by me if it reduces the agony!


04/25/2012 - 11:10pm

I move my cutting board to the cooktop,first making sure it's not hot, then turn the range fan on high while I dice the onions, as described above. No more tears.


04/25/2012 - 6:33pm

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