3 Tricks That I Use To Cut/Dice Onion Without Crying

I like eating onion in foods a lot but I just always had difficulty in enduring those eye stings and keeping the tears from rolling. It’s really really hard. I have know about this delicious and nutritional onionegg recipe for quite a while now but it was always a struggle to cut all the onions needed. This stopped being so when I discovered these three tricks that help me cut and dice onions without tears. I am going to share them with you in this short article.

Suggestions On Cutting Onions Without Crying

I have read a lot of recommendations on various articles on the internet – some were as dumb and whatever you could think to be the dumbest but I did them anyway with no success. I was the one looking for something. I even read articles where several people claimed the recommendations worked for them while some said it worked but only felt slight stings.

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At a point, I started feeling different things might work for different people and with different varieties of onion, so I kept reading and experimenting.

Some of the tips I know you must have come across before include “cut the onion while holding your tongue to the roof of your mouth”, “light candles before cutting the onion”, “chew gum while cutting the onion” and many more like that. The second one appears dumb right? I feel so too.

How I Cut Onions Without Crying/Feeling Sting In My Eye

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Ahmed is a Food Scientist/Technologist first of all. A Seasoned Blogger, Astute Marketer, Food Enthusiast and Manchester United Lover. I read anything and everything available so I know so many useful and useless things.


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  1. You can cut under water, you can keep the nutrients in 3 simple steps;

    1. Wash your hands, knife, and onion very clean

    2. Cut your onion under a clean bowl of water

    3. Sieve out the cut cut onion, and use the water in the bowl to cook.

  2. First cut out a small onions and put in ur mouth before cutting d rest. Close ur mouth while cutting others. It works like magic

  3. soaking onion in water moments before cutting works well.BT I would opt for one to use a chopping board and your problem is solved.

  4. I have known d water trick for a while now and I attest it works wonders. Thx for sharing. Love ur blog too

  5. -using of a very sharp knife in cutting the union prevent you from crying.

    -using the electric fan, face it directly to the chopping board and let the air blow away opposite from you.

  6. Try to cut the onion with sharp knife it prevents the water inzime of the onion to burst that makes your eyes teary.

  7. Just don’t breathe through your nose :) the enzymes that comes from onions travel thru air and when you breath it, your eyes get irritated. Try holding your breath for a couple of seconds while cutting onions, and when you do breathe make sure your far from the scent of it. ? try breathing through your mouth, for me it works!

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