Users of SOCIAL Media are going crazy for a hack that keeps them from crying while chopping onions. It’s also very easy.
Avid foodies will know that most delicious recipes call for onions – and it always comes with a stream of tears.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to stop crying, so if you’re planning on baking some delicious veggie tangines or mouth-watering chorizo tortellini tonight, this is for you.
The cheap trick has already gone viral on Instagram, and Dustin Hadley, better known to his 351,000 fans on social media as That40yearguy, has even tried it.
According to Dustin, who was recently surprised by a microwave hack, the answer is pretty simple.
Sharing life-changing cooking tips, the lifehack enthusiast revealed that all you need to do is put a slice of bread in your mouth.
Armed with a loaf of white bread, Dustin began chewing through slices and chopping onions in front of him – and after zooming in on his face, there were no tears in his eyes.
Completely dumbfounded, the foodie said: “For 40 years you said I cried every time I cut an onion for onion rings, did I do this?
“I can’t believe this actually worked,” he exclaimed in the now viral video caption.
The clip has taken the internet by storm since it was uploaded to popular social media platforms.
Thousands of people flocked to the comments to share their thoughts and share their go-to hacks to hold back tears.
A fellow foodie claimed, “A damp paper towel near the cutting board works too!”
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Another argued that if you don’t cut the root of an onion, it will never split.
“The sulfur in the onion is absorbed by the bread and works before you even see it.”
“Chewing gum works, but I don’t know why it works. It’s not something I learned in chemistry,” the woman added.
“I’ve always been taught, ‘Knife sharp, don’t shed tears,'” commented another.
Looking for other food hacks? Well, a woman recently revealed how to keep pasta water from boiling.
The life-changing trick was shared on TikTok by Sarah Aulbrook (@sarahausbrook) and has since gone viral.
According to Sarah, who is supposedly based in the US, the answer is pretty simple.
In her video, which has a whopping 780,000 views, the key to a clean stove is a little olive oil.
“A random hint I was told is olive oil.”
Demonstrating the trick, she first applied a small amount of the ingredients to the brush and then circled the rim of the pan.
“Water doesn’t boil past the olive oil line.
However, some said they were surprised at how easy the trick was, while others were more skeptical.
“If the pan is boiling, it’s because you’re using a pan that’s too small for what you’re cooking, or the heat is too high.
“Don’t add oil to the water or pot.”
Someone else agreed and commented: “Take it down – sometimes – foams up a bit – and it doesn’t flood the ground.”
A third piece of advice is, “Place a wooden spoon over the pot so it doesn’t overflow.”