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Onions Making You Cry?

The best thing I have found is to keep the onions in the refrigerator until you need one. The colder the onion is the less you'll cry. Peel them under cold water.

By Tracey

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November 20, 20040 found this helpful

Peel onion under water. When ready to slice, run a small piece of bread, cut through the middle, up on the blade next to handle. The bread will help absorb the fumes.

By Gladys Hill

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November 21, 20040 found this helpful

also...if you only cut off the top of the onion and not both ends before you cut...you will not cry!

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December 21, 20040 found this helpful

If you cry when you cut onions try this. Get a bowl of cold water and put your onion in the bowl with water and cut it. Your eyes will thank you and not even know your cutting a onion.

By Karah B

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December 31, 20040 found this helpful

Apparently holding a pencil or spoon (sideways) under your tongue while peeling onions stops you from crying.

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January 1, 20050 found this helpful

i wear swimming goggles when i cut onions. people will stare, but they'll get a good laugh and your eyes will thank you.

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January 1, 20050 found this helpful

When onions make you cry, place your wrist under cold running water. It works!

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January 18, 20050 found this helpful

Before cutting onions, wash it first then peel it and wash it again, then cut them. Guess what, your eyes won't water.

By Divya

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February 26, 20050 found this helpful

Just cut an onion under cold water the colder the tempurature the less the onions natural gas will affect your eyes

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March 8, 20050 found this helpful

Try chewing gum! It works!

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April 9, 20050 found this helpful

i like to lick the onion first....that makes you not cry

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May 22, 20050 found this helpful

hold a mouthful of water in your mouth when cutting and hullo, no more tears al. works with wine to!

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October 4, 20050 found this helpful

The only one that succesfully works here is the cut the top of the onion off . Looking at the scientific structure of onions this would make sense. The others are rather amusing but i did try them all for an experiment and yes, this one was the only one which worked.

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October 10, 20050 found this helpful

if these hits don't work try this,have a mouthful of vinegar

any kind and chop after swallow the vinegar and well-a no tears.

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June 6, 20060 found this helpful

Holding my breath seems to help a lot. And when you need to breathe, you go somewhere without the onion smell. exhale. inhale.. and you are back to work. no more tears

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June 6, 20060 found this helpful

Keeping your mouth closed, cut the root end of the onion first- continue keeping your mouth closed while peeling and slicing- your eyes won't water!

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November 9, 20060 found this helpful

reason behind crying when we cut onion is vapor released while cutting onion gets contact with eyes and becomes sulfuric acid which irritates our eye so we cry.

the best would be soak onion in cold water well and start cutting onion which should have water while cutting so that the vapor can not get in contact with ur eyes

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December 16, 20060 found this helpful

Solution: wear ski goggles or some king of eye protection :)

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February 14, 20070 found this helpful

- Put onion in freezer for 30mins before cutting

- suck on mint lollie

- wrap slighty damp clothe around mouth and nose

- breath through mouth

- stuff nose with tissues

- light candle or zippo near you

- wear goggles, ski mask or sunglasses

- put head in freezer every now and then

- cut the roots out of onion in a cone shape before you start chopping

- move away from onion to breathe

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March 1, 20070 found this helpful

Freeze the onions first

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August 29, 20070 found this helpful

It said to chew a gum when you cut a onion. I think it will work.

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September 29, 20070 found this helpful

Chewing Gum will help. Squinting or wearing goggles will help. I really don't reccomend squinting though lol

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November 18, 20070 found this helpful

I've never had a problem when onions are being cut/peeled. I sit in front of the TV drinking beer while my wife does it!

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February 18, 20080 found this helpful

Put a piece of wheat bread in your mouth! IT WORKS!

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February 22, 20080 found this helpful

This is guaranteed. Purchase pre-cut onions at the store!

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July 15, 20080 found this helpful

Well I tried the bread one and it worked until the bit in my mouth went all soggy and fell on the onion. That's when I gave up.

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August 8, 20080 found this helpful

The best way I've found to chop onions is to cut them under water in a small plastic bin. Just make sure the onion is submersed and you will have *no* problem. Strain the water afterwards and collect your tear-free reward.

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August 15, 20080 found this helpful

Try cutting with glasses on with a piece of bread in your mouth. and as soon as your eyes start to water pop your head in the freezer for 30 seconds.

you look like a fool but it honestly works for me.

I'm the butt of the jokes when I cook though :(

Oh Well.

:)

x

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September 5, 20080 found this helpful

I find that keeping your onions cold, just before you cut them really helps. Try it your eyes will thank you.

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November 9, 20080 found this helpful

Putting the onion in water and cut the onion in the water should help try it! :P :) :( :D <3

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November 30, 20080 found this helpful

Try to keep a slice of lemon in your mouth! It turns it into acid and you don't cry. :P ( You can trust me because I love to watch National Geography Channel and Discovery):P :D

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November 30, 20080 found this helpful

Try having candles around you. I've heard about it.

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February 18, 20090 found this helpful

Buy a self contained cutter.

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