How To Dice An Onion

Learn how to safely dice an onion with this easy video tutorial! |

Hey guys!  We’re back today with a new How-To Tuesday video today that I’m pretty excited about, because I think it’s one that you may actually end up using the most in your kitchen.  And, because it sounds like this topic has been the cause of a few too many runs-to-grab-Band-Aids in the past, and I want to keep those precious fingers of yours nice and safe in the kitchen in the future.  ?

We’re talking about how to dice an onion!

Make that, how to properly and safely dice an onion.

Because there are definitely all sorts of ways that you can hack into an onion and eventually end up with a picture-perfect dice.  But if you want to maintain a good grip on the onion and keep your knife from slipping and get a nice controlled dice on every single piece of that onion (even those last few tricky bits), there is a basic method that will help you successfully and safely dice an onion every time.  Here it is!

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19 comments on “How To Dice An Onion”

  1. Thank you for the video! I’ve never been able to properly dice an onion before (I know, how noob of me!).

    Charmaine Ng

  2. Great tips! Thanks for sharing =)

  3. Thank You !!

  4. I’ve always despised onions because I’ve never known how and where to cut them. I can’t wait to use one in a recipe now and try this technique, thank you!

  5. I’ve seen this before and tried it.  My go-to technique now is to slice the onion and then do the dicing cuts on the slices.  Maybe not quite as fast, but it definitely works for me.  For thin-slicing onion, I bought a mandoline, and and it works really well (slicing onions is how I managed to badly slice a finger last time it happened).

  6. Ok…that’s about a million times easier than I’ve ever done it. Thanks so much for posting this!!

  7. Very nice!

    – and – Congratulations on the engagement! You two look SO nice together :)

  8. Thank you. I learned something, i.e. Leave the root end on until diced!! Great.

  9. Just a few words to say I have been very impressed with your so easy way to cut a onion! Thank you,

  10. Awesome! Thanks for the tip. I am always afraid of slicing and dicing my fingers instead of the onion.

  11. I just showed my college-age son how to do this over Christmas break so he could make Philly Steak Sandwiches. The only part I do differently is cutting the horizontal layers first and doing so with my palm flat across the top of the onion to stabilize it. Great how-to!

  12. Thank you! My way takes longer and I never have equal sized pieces.  Just showed my 10 year old son too who is learning kitchen/cooking skills. 

  13. Glad to see the new generation learning to do what i’ve done for years’

  14. No, too much time wasted. Use onion Wizard

  15. Great video – guess what – I’ve been doing it wrong all these years!