Hey! We're Hannah and Jesse — and like most people, this is what we look like when we cut onions: 😭
Before getting started, we decided to torture ourselves in the name of science and identify which onion variety we should use — aka which one made us cry the most.
Yellow onions it is! With that out of the way, here are the hacks and how they stacked up:
HACK #1: Chew gum.
HACK #2: Cut a lemon in half and rub it on your knife first.
HACK #3: Put bread in your mouth while cutting.
HACK #4: Microwave the onion at 50% power first, until the internal temperature reaches 158°F.
HACK #5: Refrigerate the onion for 30 minutes before cutting them.
HACK #6: Or just push it all the way and stick onions in the freezer for 30 minutes.
HACK #7: Cut onions near an open flame — like a candle or a burner.
HACK #8: Cut onions under running water.
HACK #9: Just say screw it and cut them completely UNDER water.
HACK #10: Give up on looking good/getting laid tonight and wear a pair of actual onion goggles. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
TL;DR: It seems like there are three things you can do to make cutting onions suck significantly less:
1) Chill them — either in the fridge or the freezer — before cutting them. 🔪
2) Cut them under running water. 💧
3) Swallow your pride and buy a pair of onion goggles — who's judging? 🤓