How to chop an onion without crying

Lifehacker has provided us with some useful cooking tips in the past. While I’m not a terrible cook at all, this is one thing my mother never taught me that would definitely come in handy around the kitchen.
Lifehacker:

Using a knife, cut a cone out of the bottom of the onion (where the roots come out). The diameter of this cone should be about a third of the diameter of the onion, and about 1/3 deep. Take this piece and throw it away (don’t put it down the disposal!). This piece contains the part/gland that makes baby Jesus and everyone else in the room cry when you’re chopping it up. Once you’ve gotten that piece out, chop off the top, peel, and slice the onion.

Been doing it for years, and it works like a charm. You know your cone is too small if it doesn’t work, because you’ve cut into that teargas grenade.

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  • Darrin

    Keep onions cold, not frozen. Peel outside throw away. run under cold water then chop fast. keep rinseing in cold water. this keeps the particals from going from onion to eyes.

  • Darrin

    Keep onions cold, not frozen. Peel outside throw away. run under cold water then chop fast. keep rinseing in cold water. this keeps the particals from going from onion to eyes.

  • Dee

    I cut onions under the fan so the fan sucks up all air.It works.

  • Dee

    I cut onions under the fan so the fan sucks up all air.It works.

  • chris

    it not cutting the ends of the onion as it is the auctial pealing of the outter layer of the onion. cut the ends of the onion and then make a slice from end to end. when you state pealing the layer off, be shure you are pealing the layer so it is not faceing you. sort of at your waist down and away from your body.
    happy pealing:
    chris

  • chris

    it not cutting the ends of the onion as it is the auctial pealing of the outter layer of the onion. cut the ends of the onion and then make a slice from end to end. when you state pealing the layer off, be shure you are pealing the layer so it is not faceing you. sort of at your waist down and away from your body.
    happy pealing:
    chris

  • farouk zalatimo

    this is a good idea

  • farouk zalatimo

    this is a good idea

  • Grant

    Do it like all the chefs on the food network do it. That way help me stop hurting when im chopping or slicing onions.

  • Grant

    Do it like all the chefs on the food network do it. That way help me stop hurting when im chopping or slicing onions.

  • CooLGuY

    hmmmm… i dunno coz me… i dont cry when i cut onions BUT if i go near someone cutting onions 2 i cry like a btch..

  • CooLGuY

    hmmmm… i dunno coz me… i dont cry when i cut onions BUT if i go near someone cutting onions 2 i cry like a btch..

  • JRCD&

    Hold two match ends in your lips while cutting the onion. Sounds silly, but the sulfer at the end of the match, you know the red part? Actually eats up the spores that irritate your eyes when you chop into an onion. Sure you’ll look a little silly, but guarenteed 100% to work.

  • JRCD&

    Hold two match ends in your lips while cutting the onion. Sounds silly, but the sulfer at the end of the match, you know the red part? Actually eats up the spores that irritate your eyes when you chop into an onion. Sure you’ll look a little silly, but guarenteed 100% to work.

  • JRCD&

    Hold two match ends in your lips while cutting the onion. Sounds silly, but the sulfer at the end of the match, you know the red part? Actually eats up the spores that irritate your eyes when you chop into an onion. Sure you’ll look a little silly, but guarenteed 100% to work.

  • JRCD&

    Hold two match ends in your lips while cutting the onion. Sounds silly, but the sulfer at the end of the match, you know the red part? Actually eats up the spores that irritate your eyes when you chop into an onion. Sure you’ll look a little silly, but guarenteed 100% to work.

  • JRCD&

    Hold two match ends in your lips while cutting the onion. Sounds silly, but the sulfer at the end of the match, you know the red part? Actually eats up the spores that irritate your eyes when you chop into an onion. Sure you’ll look a little silly, but guarenteed 100% to work.

  • JRCD&

    Hold two match ends in your lips while cutting the onion. Sounds silly, but the sulfer at the end of the match, you know the red part? Actually eats up the spores that irritate your eyes when you chop into an onion. Sure you’ll look a little silly, but guarenteed 100% to work.

  • JRCD&

    Hold two match ends in your lips while cutting the onion. Sounds silly, but the sulfer at the end of the match, you know the red part? Actually eats up the spores that irritate your eyes when you chop into an onion. Sure you’ll look a little silly, but guarenteed 100% to work.

  • JRCD&

    Hold two match ends in your lips while cutting the onion. Sounds silly, but the sulfer at the end of the match, you know the red part? Actually eats up the spores that irritate your eyes when you chop into an onion. Sure you’ll look a little silly, but guarenteed 100% to work.