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.
By Jennifer Grahovac
February/March 2014
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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








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