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Simple Trick for Chopping Onions Without Tears



Earlier today on my Swedish blog, I published a post about a simple way to avoid crying when chopping onions.

It turned out that a lot of people didn't know about this trick, so I thought I'd share it here at Neatorama as well. Hopefully some of you readers will find it useful.

Ok, here it goes: Put a little bit of water in your mouth.

That's it! Just some plain water in your mouth while cutting the onion and you can wave goodbye to those tears.

From what I've heard, it's due to the fact that you're only breathing through the nose by doing so. So basically, just keeping the mouth closed should work just as fine, but it's probably not as easy as it sounds.

Link (in Swedish)

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No matter what I tear up. No remedy, urban or otherwise works for me, but I loooove cooking with onions. If my vision becomes too blurry to see, and in turn more dangerous as I use the knife, I take a break, rinse my hands and the knife, and stick my head in the freezer. After about ten refreshing seconds I'm good to go again.
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When I make a large chili-con-carne for my friends, I have to cut LOTS of onions. And I mean LOTS.

Only working solution : wear a scuba-diving mask. Works perfectly, since it's airtight, the sulphur gas can't get into your eyes...
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