In the culinary world, it’s wonderful to have so many versatile ingredients. It’s amazing to be able to use fresh produce in a variety of ways, from simple to more complex dishes. Onions are one of the most versatile vegetables available, as there are so many varieties that can offer a range of flavours.

The yellow onion, perhaps the most common, known as an all-purpose ingredient, is known for its strong flavour which intensifies when cooked. Ideal for soups, stews, and savoury dishes, its sharpness turns into rich sweetness when cooked.

White onions have a sharp, robust flavour, usually milder than yellow onions and are perfect for use in salsas or to be caramelised.

Red onions are known for their striking colour and sweeter flavour. There are the go-to choice for salads and dishes where raw onions work best.

Shallots bring a subtle yet intricate flavour to the table. Their mild taste makes them the right choice for sauces and dressings.

The wide variety of onions makes them a good option for almost any dish. It’s important to know the differences between the different types, so you can choose which is best to use for the dish you intend to prepare.

M&P Engineering (Home – M&P Engineering ( is a leading manufacturer and supplier of food processing equipment and our most popular machine is the Large Onion Peeling machine.

M&P’s Large Onion Peeling machine (Large Onion Peeler – M&P Engineering ( uses self-adjusting floating knives to top, tail, and peel onions of 45mm to 115mm diameter. The machine is easy to operate due to its simplistic mechanism and design and, thanks to the dry peeling process the product remains in pristine condition once it has been peeled.

Onions come in a wide range of shapes and colours, and common onions grow in 3 different colours: red, white, and yellow, each having their own characteristics. Different onions can come in different sizes too, but for M&P’s Onion Peeling Machine that isn’t a problem. Red onions and shallots are particularly hard to handle, due to their irregular shape and size, but with our equipment, the process couldn’t be easier.

M&P Engineering also offers a wide range of food processing machinery in addition to onion peeling machines, including our freshcut machinery: the Carousel Grid Cutting machine (Carousel Grid Cutting Machine – M&P Engineering ( and the Radish Top & Tailer. Radish Top & Tailer – M&P Engineering (

To learn more about us and our machines, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team today. Call us on +44 (0)161 872 8378 or contact us here. Contact Us – M&P Engineering (

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