A Review of Capital Cooking’s Maestro Grill by Chef Tony Matassa The Skinny: Excellent grilling performance; Hybrid Radiant System; Grease Manage
If your onion cutting experiences usually involve a full out sob-fest, you are not alone. Slicing into an onion triggers a chain of chemical reactions that produce a compound called syn-propanethial-S-oxide (say that 5 times fast!). Your eyes, sensing this potentially dangerous presence, release water as a defense mechanism. Tired of crying over your onions? Here are a few tips on how to avoid tears:
1. Chop an onion beneath running water.
2. Turn on a fan while cutting an onion to scatter the sulfur compounds.
3. Wear goggles or glasses to protect your eyes.
4. Chill or cook an onion before chopping it.