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Tear Free Onion Chopping



Can you believe swimming helped my cooking? One day I realized swim goggles do well keeping chlorinated water from my eyes, so they could do the same with onion fumes. Indeed, they do! Your nose will still feel some pain, but I no longer dread seeing 'chopped onions' on the ingredients list of a recipe.

More Information:

Make sure you get the goggles with the 'gaskets' around the eye piece. The ones with the foam do not do well against water or fumes. The right fit should create a slight suction around your eyes. Check the internet, if you need help with this.

A decent pair should go for as little as $10.

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    try just lighting a candle, it kills the onion fumes... - by TFASNACHT
    I will try it if I manage to find swim goggles that actually fit. It reminds me of a newspaper column I read years ago where somebody supposedly used a world war II era gas mask for the same purpose. That would cover both the nose and the mouth. - by GARDENSTAR
  • HOPE1764
    Thanks for the tip. I will try it. - by HOPE1764
  • I learned a LONG time ago to try keeping a piece of bread sticking out of your mouth and the bread absorbs the odor....make sure I am NOT hungry and I don't like the type of bread so I'm not tempted to eat it!! - by DEBBLO

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