Five Foolproof Ways to cut Onions without Crying – these are need-to-know kitchen tips and tricks for the home cook! No more tears!
Cooking is one of my passions and if I could, I would spend hours in the kitchen experiment and cooking away. I have to admit though, I used to dread having to cut up onions! There is nothing worse than prepping ingredients and finding yourself tearing up thanks to the onion you are chopping. It was almost life changing when I finally figured out how to cut onions without crying!
Here are a few tips that are sure to get you on your way to tear-free onion cutting – these are need-to-know kitchen tips and tricks!
Five Foolproof Ways to cut Onions without Crying
1) 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.
2) 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. The water absorbs the onion’s sulfuric compounds, making their taste more mild and taking away the chemical release that causes your eyes to sting.
3) 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 it’s eye irritating chemicals.
4) Cut Under a Vent:
If your kitchen has a good overhead fan, you can easily keep tears away. Just turn it on and chop your onions underneath it. The fan redirects the fumes to it and away from your eyes.
5) Wear Goggles:
If none of the above methods work out for you or you just have no tolerance for the onion’s stinging effects, try a pair of 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.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!