I know that I use them ALL the time!
Surprisingly, I didn't know how to properly dice an onion until a couple of months ago and in the past I would have to drag out the Mini-Food Processor to mince or dice my onions. Too many dishes and a total pain!
For those of you who are new to cooking like me...here is a picture tutorial on the easiest and most efficient way to dice/mince an onion!
First, cut the onion from root to tip.
Lay one of the onion halves onto its flat surface and cut off the tip.
Then cut off the root.
Peel off the flaky skin.
Then make parallel cuts into the onion, but don't cut completely through to the other side.
Turn the onion 90 degrees and cut the onion all the way across.
Look at the beautiful diced onion! It's so easy!
Now you are ready to add your diced onion to your recipe!