Unconventional Ways To Use An Onion

Everyone knows that onions are great for cooking and in meals, but they are capable of so much more. To ensure onions are used to their fullest potential and that the odds jobs of onions no longer go unnoticed, we have created this article. With these nine new ways to use onions in your back pocket, you can find a remedy for burns, bad bug bites and splinters in the produce aisle of the grocery store. Give onions the credit they deserve (even if they make you cry every.single.time) and put them to use with these unconventional hacks.

1. Onions Can Be Used To Treat & Heal Mosquito Bites.


Onion help reduce swelling and soothe the itching caused by mosquito bites. Moreover, their strong smell repels insects and mosquitoes.  Apply minced onion directly onto the affected area.  Leave it on for a few minutes, then wash it off.

2. Cut An Onion In Half & Rub It On Your Grill To Clean It


Your grill usually has a mass of charred remains on it that is very hard to get rid of. The hard mass deposits on your grill can be scrubbed off with a piece of onion. The purging qualities of onion juice soften the burned substance and the piece of onion scoops it off.

3. You Can Use An Onion To Polish Your Metal


Metals like brass and copper have to be polished with special care. There are different polishing solutions to clean them. But if you are in a hurry, then some onion juice will be enough to polish these metals temporarily.

4. Cut A Ring Out Of An Onion To Fry Your Eggs In For The Perfect Eggs


5. Rub Onions On A Burn To Help Take Away The Sting


Slice an onion and press in place until there is no more discomfort.

6. Onions Can Cancel Out Strong Paint Fumes


Onions, once cut open, are very powerful absorption tools. Cut a number of large onions into quarters and place them on plates throughout the room. The onions will effectively absorb the paint smell and for those sensitive pregnant noses, not to worry, the smell of onions will dissipate from the room far quicker than the smell of paint would have.

7. Storing Your Avocados With Onions Will Preserve The Avocado


I’ve found the best way to keep a cut avocado green is to place it in a similarly sized airtight container with a piece of cut up onion. Cover it with a lid and refrigerate. I’ve had a cut avocado stay fresh for several daysthis way. I don’t know why this is, but I suspect that it has to do with the sulfur compounds that the onion releases. This is the same sulfur that makes you cry when you chop onions, but it is also used as a preservative. The onion’s smell and taste don’t seem to transfer to the avocado, as far as I can tell. But I’m not overly sensitive to onions, so you may want to check this out first if you are.

8. Hold Or Tape An Onion Slice To A Splinter To Make It Rise To The Surface

Apply a slice of fresh onion to draw the splinter to the surface of the skin.