Boo-Hoo: How to Cut Onions Without Crying

You’ll never tear up from onion fumes again if you follow this simple trick for how to cut onions without crying.

Red Onions on a Cutting Board

Learn how to cut onions without shedding a single tear in this original reader tip.

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While canning a large batch of vegetable soup, I discovered how to cut onions without crying. I placed a small fan adjacent to my cutting board, so the fan blew the onion fumes across the board and away from me. 

I can now peel and cut onions all day long and not shed a tear. (Do stay away from the downwind side of the fan, though.)

Jennifer Grahovac
Wooster, Ohio