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piscesgirl_2
02-03-2005, 02:22 AM
I know this is slightly off-topic, but I need to know. I just spent 10 minutes chopping onions for my chowder, it really shouldn't take that dang long. But my eyes were (and still are) burning. I've been told to breath through my mouth....doesn't work; rinse it in cold water....didn't work today.

So, :dunno: How do YOU keep from crying in the kitchen?

SweetAfrica
02-03-2005, 02:28 AM
To prevent my eyes from tearing I'll either:

1) hold my breath while I cut them... I'll stand over them and cut for as long as I can take before I need to inhale again.

2) cut them in a pot filled with water. When they're under water I'm fine.

HTH

karatebear
02-03-2005, 02:37 AM
Whenever I cut onions, I have tears POURING down my face. My eyes are red for over an hour afterwards. You know what worked for me? Ski goggles. Sounds crazy, but It works. Just remember to take them off before your guests arrives. :blush:

Laluna
02-03-2005, 04:44 AM
Refrigerating your onions will just about eliminate the eye watering. Some say that doing that cuts the flavor, but I haven't found that at all.

Opportunitylocks
02-03-2005, 04:56 AM
Two methods I use:


1. A cheap mini food procesor from walgreens does the trip. Cut into quarters and throw it into the machine.

2. The freezer trick does work. Pop your onlions into the freezer until cold but not frozen. Chop as usual.

lilkinkyc
02-04-2005, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Laluna+Feb 3 2005, 05:44 AM-->
Refrigerating your onions will just about eliminate the eye watering. Some say that doing that cuts the flavor, but I haven't found that at all.

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This is where I keep my onions and it doesn't work at all.

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Two methods I use:
1. A cheap mini food procesor does the trip. Cut into quarters and throw it into the machine.


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This is what I usually do.

Ketchup
02-05-2005, 11:05 AM
chew some gum while chopping ur onions :dunno:

Fatty_Girl06
02-06-2005, 10:41 PM
Put ur onions in the fridge ...that way there not as juicy so they dont make your eyes burn! :D

Edited: Someone suggested that already. My other advice ...wear goggles! lmao youll look silly but it will work! :lol:

Edit 2: Someone suggested the goggles too!! okay lemme read the post first THEN suggest maybe cutting them UNDER running water (might be a little messy) or getting someone to cut em for u...okay i dunno anymore!

honeychild
02-06-2005, 11:29 PM
:lol: @ fatty girl ;)

refrigerated onions, wet hands, wet knife, wet cutting board. fast work. quick washing of all infected implements afterward.

Hamira
02-07-2005, 12:45 AM
Aww man, my eyes used to get so sore and red when I cut onions. Then I got contacts :dunno: Now I can cut those little buggerrs all day with no irritation :D

librarising
02-07-2005, 12:51 AM
I&#39;ve heard that rubbing lemon juice on the knife and cutting board helps.

carlaw78
02-07-2005, 01:04 PM
I cut mine under cold running water......works everytime!!

lilkinkyc
02-07-2005, 01:53 PM
I need to try some of these tips.

teekydawg
02-07-2005, 03:22 PM
refrigeriated onions, cut in half, chop cut side down. i learned this cutting onions for a cheesesteak place my dad used to run. nary a tear in sight.

thunderstorm
02-07-2005, 03:41 PM
wow. i always refrigerate my onions. i never correlated the cool temperature with not having the tearing problem. i thought that certain types of onions were worse than others for causing tears.

i almost always buy vidalia sweet onions. but every once in a while, i&#39;ll buy a yellow onion. and that&#39;s when my eyes tear up like crazy. i actually have to back away from the cutting board and collect myself.

Laluna
02-10-2005, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by blondnaps@Feb 7 2005, 08:04 AM
I cut mine under cold running water......works everytime!!

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That does work, although I don&#39;t understand why :dunno:

LilkinkyC say&#39;s that refrigerated onions don&#39;t stop her tearing. Wow, that&#39;s something, because it&#39;s always worked for me.

feepee
02-10-2005, 04:54 PM
i run &#39;em under cold water. cut in half, run more cold water. and cut with the open part down. i cut onions alot cuz i use &#39;em alot so i&#39;m fast.

most times i cut the whole onion and refridgerate, that way i don&#39;t have to cut it again 1 or 2 days later.

law
02-11-2005, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by Opportunitylocks@Feb 3 2005, 12:56 AM
2. The freezer trick does work. Pop your onlions into the freezer until cold but not frozen. Chop as usual.

700989



I use the freezer methond also. It works for me :)

NUMI56
02-11-2005, 10:01 PM
When cutting onions you dont cut off the part that has the stringy roots, that causes the onion to "bleed" and that&#39;s what makes your eyes sting.

Venetter
02-12-2005, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by Fatty_Girl06@Feb 6 2005, 06:41 PM
Put ur onions in the fridge ...that way there not as juicy so they dont make your eyes burn! :D

Edited: Someone suggested that already. My other advice ...wear goggles! lmao youll look silly but it will work! :lol:

Edit 2: Someone suggested the goggles too!! okay lemme read the post first THEN suggest maybe cutting them UNDER running water (might be a little messy) or getting someone to cut em for u...okay i dunno anymore!

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My parents used to wear the safety googles when I was younger! My dad&#39;s an engineer and would bring them home from work. :lol:

Taqwa
02-14-2005, 04:03 PM
Pour out about 8 oz of red or white wine or gin in a glass

Get your Etta James or Billie Holiday CD and put it in the CD Player..turn volume up to 20

Take sip of wine or gin

Listen to what Billie or Etta is talking about

Take onion and slice, dice or chop with knife

Take sip of wine or gin

Put sliced diced or chopped onion in bowl

Listen to what Billie or Etta is talking about

Take 2 sips of wine or gin...4 IF YOU REALLY KNOW what Billie or Etta are talking about

Yes you will be crying but at this point..it doesn&#39;t matter

:pointlaugh:

Sorry ya&#39;ll but I couldn&#39;t think of a new idea other than cutting under running water or cutting in a bowl of water :D

vixxen13
02-15-2005, 05:08 AM
I only breathe through my mouth and it always works for me. Except sometimes i get distracted especially from talking to people and breathe through my nose. After that its over. I put red onions in everythang, i love em, and thats what I do. HTH

icetia
03-07-2005, 05:30 AM
:pointlaugh: ROFL @ Taqwa! You are too funny!

Ceela
03-08-2005, 01:54 AM
At my house, the onions are stored in the fridge. I rinse them with cold water after I peel them and before I start chopping them.....works for me. ;)

Jina
03-13-2005, 03:41 AM
try chewing gum--a little secret I learned once (from somewhere) :D HTH


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