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Kitchen Hacks pt 1: How to Keep from Crying When Cutting Onions

We have all been there before, standing at the kitchen counter crying hysterically like we’ve just lost our cat, but really, we were just prepping for dinner, like paella or braised lamb shoulder. Why do we cry when chopping onions? According to Google, onion contains a gas called propanethiol S-oxide. When it comes in contact with your eyes, they create something called sulfuric acid, which stings and creates tears. Chemistry! The important question is how to chop onions without crying. Here are a few methods to prevent crying when cutting onions. I find that everyone reacts differently and there is no one-fit-all method. Try a few of these and see if they will work for you. Comments below and let me know the results, or if you have a different approach about it. Contact Lenses. This works best for me! I normally wear contact lenses anyway, so this is no hassle. The lenses block the onion’s…what it is again?..oh yeah, propanethiol S-oxide, from reaching your eyes and irritates it. Of course, if you are fortunate enough …