How to Chop an Onion… Without Crying!

Impossible, you say? We’re here to prove you wrong! For this week’s video, Hillary and I tested out some of the most popular tricks of the trade to avoid crying when chopping onions. There are lots of myths out there – some practical, some not – and I’m sure many would do the job. But, as we describe in the video, it all comes down to chemistry. Watch our video to find out what works and what doesn’t. Enjoy!

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  • adam

    I’ve spent the last 10 years building up an immunity to onion’s sulfur acid.

  • Amelia

    This is so cool! haha…

  • Anna Kindler

    Hey Ladies, nice job! Guess we have to give you an A for job well done. I have a little mini chopper and I always chop every thing in it. But that is just because I am a Lazy cook.I enjoy Chew on That, this is a nice way to start a morning. Anna

  • JEP

    Another great flick—keep the videos coming! Music cool, too!

  • White On Rice Couple

    What a fun, informative and entertaining video! I learned so much. You should submit this to the Ellen show, I’m sure she’d love it!

  • Sarah P.

    Hilarious! I love the sun glasses. You guys are going to be famous real soon! Great choice on the music too!

  • robin

    Great video guys!! Loved the music!

  • Jon Eick

    My first job as a kid was at a Subway. I was stuck chopping every bag of onions we got in after they discovered I was the only one who worked there that would never cry from onions, even when chopping an entire bag of particularly juicy onions.

  • Ziad Maddah

    Very informative. Keep up the good work.Thanks.

  • Goldie

    Their voices didn’t project too well…had to turn up the volume real high. Sorry, but very unprofessional!

  • june beattie

    I think you need a new soundtrack. I couldn’t understand most of what they were saying. It must be an extremely popular site.

  • Linda Zeien

    I chop onions with a burning jar candle directly in front of me. Works every time. Martha Stewart says so too.

  • Cherlyn

    the best way to chop onion and not cry is to rinse onion with cold water then chop, rinse under cold water and chop, repeat until onion is done…works everytime

  • Paola

    i’m loving these videos, guys! so cool to watch! :)

  • dora

    how about drinking a small glass of water while cutting an onion.It works

  • Bartje Bianchi

    I’m sure those of you who wear contact lenses have noticed
    that you can cut a whole bag without crying. Another
    advantage to wearing contacts.

  • Rowdy

    Great video

  • contactlenzen

    Hi all, this is a very good video because I always am crying when cutting onions.
    I had to know this earlier.

  • billige kontaktlinser

    Wow! Great trick. It looks so cool. I will apply this trick whenever I have to chop the onions. Thank you so much for your share.

  • contactlenzen

    This video looks amazing. This is a very usefull trick that I will going to use.

  • Kontaktlinser

    Haha, funny video. That might actually work :)

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