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What's the best way to chop onions without tearing up??
Everyone has their own method of chopping onions without tearing up. Some methods I've seen people use, or have come across online are: 1. using sharper knives 2. putting vinegar on the chopping board 3. chew gum while chopping 4. soak the onions in water 5. hold a toothpick between your teeth while chopping 6. Light a scented candle nearby and the list goes on... Apparently, the BEST way is to keep the onions in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes before cutting them. No tears whatsoever. Lighted candles work pretty well too, if you are too lazy to put onions in the freezer ahead of time. What techniques do you use when you guys chop onions?? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/onion-crying-cures_n_2760339.html
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@roselee89 haha adventurous sounds like an understatement! @PiuPiuPENGUIN leaving the onions in water supposedly doesn't work that well. do try this option and tell me :)
I often chew gum when i was chopping onion :), or you could breath by your mouth while chopping onion. By doing so, your mouth get all the gas, before it reach your eyes :)
@Tapsamai I hear chewing gum works for some, but not for others. maybe depends on how you chew lol