If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, then you know onions are one of the toughest foods to cut. Not only do they make your eyes water, but you usually need to dice them in small pieces, which means getting a sharp knife very close to your fingertips. It's not a very fun or easy task, especially if you're competing against Gordon Ramsey. The good news, however, is that one man might have just found the perfect solution to make all our onion cutting problems a thing of the past.
DaveHax is a YouTube personality that develops simple solutions to some of life's everyday problems. According to him, the secret to easily cutting your onion is a common hair pick. It sounds unusual, but after watching his demonstration, you'll never want to cut onions any other way. He starts by peeling the onion and cutting off the top and bottom ends. Then, he sticks the hair pick directly in the onion and cuts through the spaces between the picks. It works great for both dicing onions and slicing onion rings. As Dave points out, it works for more than just onions too; hair picks can be used to cut cucumbers, tomatoes, lemons, and many other fruits and vegetables.
If you're looking to get more use out of your onions, you are in good shape because onions are one of the most versatile vegetables you can find. They have been known to cool down fevers, clear sinuses, and cure earaches. So, next time you go to the grocery store, you may want to buy a few extra.