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Onion Goggles

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I am ultra sensitive when it comes to chopping onions, and not to mention shallots, leeks and even sometimes garlic.  I actually start welling up at just the thought of cutting them.  I thought I’d tried every trick out there–lighting a candle, chewing gum, or running the onion under cold water, to name a few–but nothing stopped the free flow of tears and red, burning eyes. Then one year I got a pair of funny looking goggles in my Christmas stocking, and they weren’t for skiing.  According to the package, they were “onion goggles.”  Here we go, I thought. Another kitchen gadget to clutter the drawers.  Then one night, craving French onion soup, I set out to thinly slice a bunch of onions, and then it hit me – try the onion goggles. Finally, not a single tear shed!  At first I was a little vain and didn’t want to be caught dead wearing them, but then I thought red swollen eyes, or kind of funky goggles.  

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    sweepea | 09/17/2009

    sooo where do you get these onion goggles?

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    KaityCron | 02/18/2009

    I got a pair for my birthday earlier this month. They are the same ones pictured, except mine are pink were yours are green. They were given as a joke, but I wear them with pride. I feel like a kitchen cooking super hero! I am one too when I don't get swollen and filled with tears at the sight of an onion to chop! These are a must have kitchen gadget and make for a fun conversation piece too!

  • Barbara_Obeirne | 02/05/2009

    I too am a goggle goof. My ski goggles have been doing double duty for years. I have also worn them to play tennis during alergy season, hence the goof title. I think they might help make me a better cook, or at least a more comfortable one, but they didn't improve my tennis game!

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