Sunday, July 1, 2007

4 Crying Out Loud!

Are you fed up with crying every time you peel an onion? Are you too stupid to open a window or turn on a fan? Do you enjoy throwing away your money on useless kitchen gadgets?

If you answered yes to these questions then these onion goggles are for you.
I would politely suggest though, that you don't show up for work in any professional kitchen with a pair of these unless you enjoy being ridiculed.


Sorcha said...

Not sure how much those cost, but my son just grabs his swim goggles when it's onion time, and he does just fine. Seems silly to spend money on goggles that you can't even wear swimming.

As Alton Brown would say, "Augh! It's a unitasker!"

jthogg said...

On a slightly related you either have or know where I could find a good recipe for making pickled onions?

The Foodist said...

If you make it... They will buy it.

jo said...

I have to say I was a huge skeptic myself, however, I teach cooking.

One of my jobs is a kids cooking school and we generally have up to 10 9-11 or 11-13 year old students in close quarters in a room cutting onions.

The whining and moaning and weeping, not to mention the volume of onion gas released with that many onions in close quarters was too much to bear.
Alas, the onion goggles have saved the day on more than one occasion.

It's far easier for me to teach knife skills and safety with a blade when they aren't tearing up, closing their eyes and whinging and moaning about the onions, their EYES, the pain of it all....and running to the sink every two seconds to clean their eyes.
I can tell you from experience camper...they work. Not to mention how hilarious 10 pre-teens look in full regalia.

I even bring them to my adult knife skills classes - there is always one onion hater in those classes as well.

blondee47 said...

I was once paid 25.00 by some food magazine for this hint which they printed; "when i peel an onion i peel it under running hot water. noot hot enough not to burn but comfortably hot"

fiat lux said...

An open window and/or turning on a vent fan does the job just fine, no extra equipment needed.

GG Mora said...

For heaven's sake, what girl wouldn't want a pair of those in pink?

Actually, I caught the cook at our local boite wearing a pair (in stylish “Nerd Black”) and was about to unleash a heap of ridicule; he (sheepishly) explained they were given him as a gag gift but he tried them out of curiosity and now won't touch an onion without them.

Sometimes stupid kitchen gadgets actually work (think strawberry huller).

Sorcha said...

Meh, I'm not much for pink, actually. *G* The swim goggles work just fine for us and are useful for swimming as well, but hey, if the onion goggles make you happy, knock yourself out, man. I buy plenty of stuff other folks would consider useless, so I'm in no position to judge. ;)

CarolinaGirl said...

The boys at the resort I worked at used ski goggles.Wimps!