Safety First

My eyes are extremely sensitive to onions.  Some days cutting an onion becomes a major ordeal, what with all of the crying and the burning.  I love onions, but honestly, sometimes it doesn’t seems worth the drama.

Not too long ago I was introduced to the onion goggles by way of a food blog.  I have been sort of coveting the onion goggles, but $20 seems like a lot to spend on such a silly product.  The onion goggles sort of piss me off, to be honest.   I want them, and yet I hate them. 

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Yesterday I was in Home Depot and I picked up these beauties for the low, low price of $2.95. 

I think they are quite fetching.

I have not had occasion to try them out yet, but I will do a full report as soon as I cut an onion.  I can’t see any reason why these wouldn’t work as well as the onion goggles.  I feel a moral responsibility to protect my eyes from the harsh sting of the onions, and to protect my pocket book from the unreasonable demands of the onion goggle industry.

Safety first, that’s what I always say.

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5 Responses to “Safety First”


  1. 1 courtney March 17, 2007 at 12:40 am

    Did you try on the knee pads when you were at Home Depot? I hope not, because knee pads are dirty!

    On another note, I heard somewhere (probably from Rachael Ray) that if you don’t cut off the slightly furry end of the onion, it doesn’t make you cry as much. I’ve found that it sort of works. It certainly doesn’t make it any worse.

  2. 2 Robin March 17, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Another thing that works is pouring a little bit of vinegar on the cutting board before cutting the onion on it. Unfortunatley, sometimes there is a little bit of vinegar taste left on the onion that may not be desireable in every dish you make. Or, maybe I just use too much vinegar.

  3. 3 Robin March 17, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    Sory abuot all the typoooos in the previos post!

  4. 4 kela March 17, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    One of the few perks of having less than perfect vision, is that contacts protect your eyes from ugly onion fumes.

  5. 5 Christina March 19, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    LOL! Ingenious use of safety goggles. I dare you to find a kitchen use for a hard hat now.


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