Can you peel onions without tears?

Onions - Onions
By Bala
@balasri (26577)
India
November 14, 2006 10:01pm CST
Everybody is giving a new tip everyday.But I still cry as I peel.
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14 responses
@leanette (3004)
• India
15 Nov 06
i can peel without tears:)..sometimes, that is. the rest of the time..it really doesnt hurt to shed tears.
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
15 Nov 06
Wow, one person has an inkling on how to cut onions. Ha ha, The hold a slice of bread in your mouth works by absorbing the vapours before they get to your eyes. Gran used to do that, but you know what works just as good. Cool the onions down in the fridge before you cut them. It is the vapours (obviously) that cause it. Lower temperatures cause less vapours to escape. See the difference between cutting onions on a cold day, hardly any tears, and cutting onions on a hot day, help I can't see, sniff. I haven't tried doing it under water in the sink, but that sounds like it might work. Keep your onions in the vege crisper in the fridge, you'll be right mate.
@grad2006 (355)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Yes!! I use my swimming goggles to peel them off. Try it. This is really effetive.
@balasri (26577)
• India
15 Nov 06
Thanks .I will try.
@rawpoet (2048)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I've heard slicing a knife threw a lemon before you cut the onion works, but I've yet to try it. How about you? And yes, I tear up every time.
@balasri (26577)
• India
15 Nov 06
Thanks.I havnt tried this.Ill try.
@toonatoons (3740)
• Philippines
15 Nov 06
have a bowl of water beside you when you peel. i do this every time i peel the onions, and they don't make me cry at all.
@balasri (26577)
• India
15 Nov 06
Thanks.
• United States
15 Nov 06
i usually hold my onion under running cold water before i even start to peel it ..my knife also..seems to help with the crying thing at least i think so
• United States
15 Nov 06
I cried today while peeling an onion while making lunch for my husband. I put cold water on my eyes and that helped to soothe them but they still were burning.
• India
15 Nov 06
Hey, You can hold a piece of Bread in your mouth while cutting onions. This will prevent you crying.
@brckoba (795)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I usually dip the onion in cold water for about 2 minutes. The longer you leave them in water the less you will cry. It will take the flavor a bit, but you won't cry.
• India
15 Nov 06
Try chewing a Chewing Gum while peeling onions. Believe me, this works.
@yueer2006 (626)
• Hong Kong
15 Nov 06
Ha-ha, hoodwinked well the eye
@Solja420 (2508)
• United States
15 Nov 06
i dont know i never peeled an onion
• United States
15 Nov 06
No... I have cut onions and I always have to take a mini break and walk away becuase I can't see my eyes tear up so much!
@supersach (1523)
• India
15 Nov 06
I can't stop the tears but my grandma somehow used to. I never saw tears in her eyes while peeling the onions.
@justme777 (447)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Well you might wear glases they might provent that from happening!!!