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Tips for Buying Steak Knives Online

Mar 19th 2015 at 5:24 AM

A good steak knife is crucial to enjoying a nice juicy steak, and a bad knife will put a delicious cut of meat to waste. If you are looking to buy steak knives online, here are some handy tips.

Types of Steak Knives Available Online

There are two basic kinds of steak knives-serrated and straight-edge. Which one is better? There is no right and wrong answer. It all boils down to preference. Straight edge steak knives tend to glide through the meat, resulting in smooth-edge pieces. Meanwhile, a serrated edge design keeps the blade sharp to allow for easy cutting through meats and other tough foods. Both types can be equally good if made by a good manufacturer. Whichever you choose, a sharp set of high quality steak knives can serve you and your guests well for many years.

The more important factor to look at when choosing a steak knife is the steel type. The kind of steel used directly impacts the price. If you want longer-lasting knives, choose those made of high-carbon stainless steel blades. They might cost a bit more initially, but they save you money in the long run because they don’t require constant replacement.

Purchase Considerations

How many people do you think you will host during special occasions? This will help determine whether you need a set of 6 or 12 steak knives (maybe even more). Buy a matching set to ensure that your table settle always looks good. Also think about whether the steak knives coordinate with your current flatware.

Handle type is another factor to look at. Common materials used in steak knife handles include plastic (in a variety of colours including black), wood, carved bone, and stainless steel. You won’t get to hold the knife when you buy online, so just look at the specs and check the details. What material is the handle made of? What is the size of the handle? If you have big hands, you will feel more comfortable using steak knives with bigger handles.

Next, look at the knife blade. Is it stamped or forged? Forging is a traditional method of blade construction and tends to produce extremely strong and sharp blades. Forged blades are tempered, sharpened, and then finished, mostly by hand. They are more expensive but truly stand the test of time. If you are on a budget, high quality stamped blades is good options. They are thinner and lighter, often requiring more pressure and a firmer grip when chopping and mincing. The advantage is that they are more affordable.

About The Author:

This article is written by Carla Penn is who is the Managing Director at Kitchenware Superstore. Kitchenware Superstore is an Australian owned and trusted company offering the biggest ranges of cookware and kitchenware from the leading brands such as Scanpan, Riedel, Le Creuset, Global, KitchenAid, Wusthof, Breville, Cuisinart and more at unbeatable prices.

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