I hate chopping onions. As a city girl obsessed with cooking, I secured a Cuisinart the moment I learned. I never liked the way it chopped onions however. It mutilated them, creating something closer to onion purée. Years later, I purchased a salsa chopper to chop onions and still use it occasionally. Later a cowboy taught me this trick, which might be how you already chop onions, but it was new to me. It works great. This is for those of you who, like me, were too good to chop an onion the old-fashioned way — with a knife.