So, as I say, we have a problem with onions. We love them, but they make Gary's eyes burn.
It's the gasses that make you cry, evidently, and when I chop up a gallon of them as I do when I'm making onion soup, even I will cry.
One thing I did the last time I caramelized onions is that I tested all the anti-tear strategies for cooking onions.
I had already used the two most popular: cutting off the base entirely and using sweet onions. Using a candle to create a chimney effect? That only worked in conjunction with using the vent over the cooktop, and the vent just vents back into the house.
You know what really works to keep the gasses out of your eyes? Goggles. I went out and bought swim goggles.
Works fine if you are the one cutting the onions, but what if you are Gary, trapped in a house with toxic onion gasses?
I went out again and bought Gary some swim goggles too. I think that will fix the problem. Also, he looks like a superhero.