tearless onion chopping

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Trillium

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« on: September 09, 2007, 02:33 »
Fate decrees in our household that I get to chop all the onions, and when doing countless quarts of tomato sauces, I chop mountains of onions. Which leads to the tearful problem of watering eyes. I've tried every trick in the book: chopping under water, wearing a diving mask (works but what a nuisance!), whatever.
This actually works: about 2 foot (80cm) from where you'll be chopping, have a small table fan blowing across your work area.  I used a 12" fan and it was perfect. Not a tear after the 6th big stinker.

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007, 06:41 »
Keeping them in the fridge before you peel them also helps a lot.

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007, 07:40 »
I get Mrs. Digger to do them.

'Werks for me'.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007, 08:09 »
wear safety goggles  :wink:
feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007, 10:20 »
I wear contact lens and have never shed a tear chopping onions.

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007, 15:49 »
I put mine in the ice box of the fridge for 15 mins before cutting.
Lynne.

So much to do, but so little time.

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007, 15:52 »
Quote from: "Lynne"
I put mine in the ice box of the fridge for 15 mins before cutting.

wot your contact lenses lynne :wink:

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2007, 16:25 »
Quote from: "shaun"
wot your contact lenses lynne
That'll earn you an icy stare, shaun!

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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2007, 16:37 »
The great thing about the fan is that you don't have to chill or freeze anything first, just set the fan in place and start cutting. You don't even need to find some hapless victim to do it for you.  :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2007, 17:21 »
Open your mouth and stick your tongue out while chopping, works for me
As guilty as a puppy next to a pile of poo

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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2007, 23:41 »
Quote from: "Annie"
I wear contact lens and have never shed a tear chopping onions.


That's exactly what I do -I have been chief onion chopper in our house since which got together  :lol:

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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2007, 14:35 »
Quote from: "shaun"
Quote from: "Lynne"
I put mine in the ice box of the fridge for 15 mins before cutting.

wot your contact lenses lynne :wink:


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