Friday 24 November 2023

The Best Way To Cut Onions Without Crying

Do you absolutely hate cutting onions because of how much they smell and make your eyes burn? I hate it when I cut into an onion and just have a ridiculous flow of tears streaming down my cheeks, my eyes are on fire, and the smell and feeling lingers for quite some time afterwards. 

Why do onions make your eyes water?

When an onion is sliced or diced, the onion's cells release these compounds into the air. When this occurs, "enzyme" works to alter the amino acids into lachrymator compounds. This form of sulfuric acid irritates the nerves around the eyes making them tear.

Ok so basically there is no way to permanently get rid of the potent onion problem but there is a solution that can make the smell and irritating reaction go in another direction! 

The Fanion! 

The Fanion™ Kitchen Gadget Offers Relief From Irritating Onion-Cutting, Slicing, and Dicing Tears During Food Prep

2023’s Must-have stocking stuffer for onion lovers is a cute and convenient kitchen tool that helps dissipate eye-irritating fumes when chopping onions, shallots, and peppers, and it launches in time for the holiday gift-giving season

Fanion, a small family business dedicated to innovations in kitchen gadgetry, has announced the official launch of their first product, The Fanion™. The Fanion™ is a convenient, battery-powered kitchen fan that eliminates painful tears when chopping, cutting, slicing, and dicing onions and other eye-irritating vegetables like shallots and peppers by dispersing those devastating fumes away from our sensitive eyes. This cute kitchen direct-to-consumer product is now being sold on for $29.95 and can be shipped anywhere in the continental U.S.

“Nobody wants to cry in the kitchen during food prep, which is a time for family bonding in our household,” said Glenn Smith, the Founder of The Fanion™. “For years, I suffered while cutting onions. I tried EVERYTHING – including all of those viral ‘hacks’ you see on Instagram and TikTok to stop those onion tears. The only thing that has worked for me is The Fanion™,” said Smith. 

Key Features of The Fanion™ include:

  • Cute and distinct onion-shaped body

  • Low-volume operation

  • Three-blade fan

  • Four “flavors” to choose from: Red Onion, White Onion, Sweet Onion, and Yellow Onion

  • Cordless to easily fit on countertops and in storage

“This small but mighty gadget is already a hit with onion lovers who have recognized it as a fun talking piece on the counter when not in use. It’s a fantastic stocking stuffer,” added Smith.

Onions have microscopic pods that release fumes like methionine and cystine when cut. Those fumes combine in the air to form a sulfuric acid that irritates the lacrimal glands that surround the eyes. The Fanion™ dissipates these chemicals by blowing the fumes away from the cutter before the sulfuric acid reaches the eyes. 

“Many other methods to eliminate those dreaded onion tears are inconvenient and ineffective, or they destroy the taste and texture of the onion,” said Smith. “We wanted a solution that was effective and straightforward, and most importantly, fun.”

The Fanion™ is available for immediate purchase at and can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States.  Order in early November and The Fanion™ can be a part of your Christmas meal prep.

About Fanion™

The Fanion™ is the first onion-shaped, battery-powered countertop kitchen prep fan designed to help prevent those onion tears your eyes experience when cutting vegetables like onions, scallions, shallots, garlic, and peppers. Fanion™makes at-home meal prep a breeze.

I was honestly skeptical about whether or not this product was going to work, and then I used it and holy cow was I surprised! 

This powerful little fan is the perfect shape and size to blow away all the onion stink and make it so you could actually chop onions for hours and not be affected by it at all! My eyes were clear, my nose wasn’t dripping and I prepped my onions like a boss! 

I love the fact that it looks like a little onion too so there is no question about what the little gadget is for when people see it sitting on your countertop!

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