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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?

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Chew a fresh piece of gum! It works!!

Anonymous

04/23/2013 - 7:25pm

suck on a cold teaspoon while cutting as the cold constricts the tearducts and prevents crying - usually!

Anonymous

04/23/2013 - 12:39pm

I ALWAYS wear swimming goggles! I might look kind of crazy but it truly works! :)

Anonymous

04/23/2013 - 12:09pm

Having a fan blowing over me while I cut onions really helps keep the tears at bay.

Anonymous

05/15/2012 - 11:55pm

letting someone else do the cutting;you silly!:-)hahahahahahahahaha...

Anonymous

05/15/2012 - 3:44pm

Chew gum while cutting onions!

Anonymous

05/11/2012 - 1:31pm

I can't remember why it works? Something about the chemical reaction in the air space. But burning a candle close by works every time!! :) Swear by it.

Anonymous

04/27/2012 - 10:50am

Yes, it is chilling...I put mine In the freezer for about 20 minutes before chopping -magic ! No tears.

Anonymous

04/26/2012 - 4:28pm

Seriously, for years I smart-assedly (that's a word, right?) informed people that I'm just not that sensitive to onions. They don't bother me. I am strong, you are weak. Then I got laser eye surgery, stopped wearing contacts, and no longer can I arrogantly claim onion immunity. Oh well. I guess I'll try the freezer thing.

Anonymous

04/26/2012 - 1:47pm

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

Anonymous

04/26/2012 - 1:13pm

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