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Would You Use Goggles While Cutting Onions?

While on a ski vacation, a friend of mine was put in charge of cutting onions for the group meal. The cook needed a ton of tiny pearl onions, and after the first few my friend's eyes were watering like mad. She remembered this post on onion goggles, and being a resourceful gal, she decided to use her ski goggles instead. She said that although she looked dorky, it prevented her from crying. So tell me, would you ever use this tip?

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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
onions dont bother me much so I'd say no
Sherelyn Sherelyn 9 years
I wear contacts too so they don't bother me. However, if someone wanted tons of tiny pearl onions I'd just get them a bag of frozen ones that Birdseye puts out. I peeled pearl onions once and vowed never to do it again.
katynopocket katynopocket 9 years
Cut the onion in half, pop out the small heart. No crying.
kkane kkane 9 years
crying comes with the territory. whats weird is that i happened on this photo while wearing the same sweater as the onion chopper.
tmmkitten tmmkitten 9 years
contact wearer too. i didn't realize what a difference it makes until one day, when i cut them while wearing my glasses. never again!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I'm a contact they don't bother me :)
Buffy2103 Buffy2103 9 years
I don't eat onions, EVER. So I don't think I'll find myself in an onion-cutting situation anytime soon.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i'm not big into looking like a ski dork while cutting onions - the scuba mast maybe. honestly - i'm usually ok with cutting them so i dont need goggles :)
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
Keep onions in the fridge and they are less likely to start the tears flowing.
ish-ish ish-ish 9 years
I'd cry more having to wear ugly goggles! So ... I deal with it , or find myself a victim to cut the onions instead ^^
megania megania 9 years
I haven't cried cutting onions since I was a kid. Maybe my glasses work like goggles?
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
She's cutting small sweet onions. Those varieties don't produce the same amount of tear producing oil as the large white, yellow and red onion in the original story.
verily verily 9 years
I find that I don't cry with chilled onions. However, room temperature onions do reek havoc on my eyes.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Onions really irritate my eyes when I cut them, so I would absolutely try this.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
The whole storing onions in the fridge thing that has been mentioned multiples times is a load of CRAP. I put my onions in the fridge and I can't cut through half an onion without tears streaming down my face. I can't imagine what it would be like if I didn't keep them cold. Tearless cutting experience my ass!
ShabnamMenon ShabnamMenon 9 years
Slicing them into half and soaking them in water for about five minutes reduces the burn... Or if you are the EXTREMELY organised types....u could keep the onions u need for ur cooking the previous night in the fridge, the next day they would give you a tearless cutting experience
silly_pickle silly_pickle 9 years
When I have my contacts in onions don't bother me, when I'm not wearing them it's water works time. I'd consider using goggles if I wasn't a contact wearer.
Sarabear Sarabear 9 years
I've used my chemistry goggles, the one with vents a few times, it does make a difference.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I thought that I was immune, but maybe it's because I keep my onions in the fridge!!
shmoo15 shmoo15 9 years
Looking good Miss Gelka. I'm blowing the dust of my goggles as we speak. They may get more action in the kitchen than they do on the slopes.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
I use my Speedo swim goggles when chopping onions.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 9 years
Haha, I totally did this during the summer when I had my science goggles at home--now they're in a lab drawer at school.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Sounds like someone should make designer cutting goggles and sell them. Party, do you know the actual meaning of the word "dorky"?
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
I've heard chopping onions by a lit candle helps keep the fumes from reaching your eyes. But I just do it the easy way and buy the pre-chopped onions in the freezer section. :D
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Who cares how dorky you look? I don't cook in front of a big audience, and I could care less what people think of me. If wearing goggles for 5 minutes to chop onions changes someone's opinion of me, then frankly I don't want to have them in my life, anyway. I'm shocked with the number of people who wouldn't do this on account of 'dorkiness' -- people are so incredibly vain!
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