How do you find the best steak knives? At Food Network Kitchen, we took this question to heart, so we set out to find the top 5 steak knives and then test them to find out how they held up in different situations. After hours of research and testing, these were our results!
1) Cut Steak Knives with ease
Food network kitchen’s 5 best steak knives were tested on prime rib, filet mignon and sirloin. The results were surprising. After testing on over 6 prime rib roasts from 2 different local suppliers we found that one steak knife withstood all of our tests and cut our steaks with ease! . . . We recommend using a steak knife made of forged stainless steel because forged stainless steel holds its edge longer than other types of steel and retains more carbon, making it ideal for frequent use in commercial kitchens.
2) Balance and control
The first thing we wanted to do was balance and control our knives. We cut into every steak with precision (the same way you’d do it at home). The knife should be able to slice through a piece of meat like butter. The blade should feel sturdy when cutting through a chunk of meat, but not too heavy that it becomes unwieldy. Finally, each knife should look classic and sleek—we didn’t want any distracting adornments or flashy details to throw us off course. One last note: Don’t just stick with these five! Check out our entire guide on how to choose your best steak knives before you order them online or head over to your local market.
3) Comfort in grip Steak Knives
Chefs use knives every day to transform vegetables and proteins into masterpieces. The right knife can make you feel confident in your cooking abilities and help you produce food that looks impressive. Our test kitchen team evaluated each steak knife’s comfort in grip, sharpness and how easily it cut through everything from tomatoes to crusty breads. We also took durability into account when evaluating them. If you’re looking for a set of steak knives to last a lifetime, see our Ratings of Brands section below. For those who want to replace their old steak knives or upgrade their existing collection, we’ve highlighted five standout models with desirable features
4) Style of Steak Knives- The Final Touches
A steak knife is more than just a tool. It’s a mainstay of fine dining that, when chosen correctly and used properly, can make a great meal even better. The right knife makes cutting through juicy cuts like tenderloin and ribeye a breeze. The wrong one? Well it could end up being more frustrating than helpful. As with most things, choosing an ideal steak knife comes down to personal preference; however, there are a few things you should consider before making your decision. Consider what kind of food you plan on using your steak knives on – Will they be slicing through delicate vegetables? Thick roasts? Thinly sliced deli meats?
5) Blades that are up to the task
Finding great steak knives isn’t as simple as walking into a hardware store and picking out whatever looks sharpest. For a real steak knife that can pierce through even a well-marbled cut of meat with minimal effort, you need one made of high-quality stainless steel. Most cheap steak knives aren’t going to stand up to anything other than cardboard; if you want durable, professional-grade blades that won’t bend in your hand (or snap off in your meal), look for one that lists its high carbon content on its package.
Frequnetly asked Question are below:
Is the serration of a steak knife better?
In terms of performance, the Serrated Steak Knife is the clear winner. Their sharp serrations make them easy to grip and tear meat, while blades without serrations can sometimes be difficult to cut without shredding or tearing the meat.
What steak knife does Bobby Flay use?
More than once, Bobby is raving about his favorite chef’s knife brand, Shun. Among his top gear for Williams Sonoma, the celebrity chef recommends the Shun Classic Western, which is handmade in Japan.
What material is best for a steak knife?
Stainless steel is known for its ability to resist rust, which is important if you want your knives to last for years. It is also extremely durable and adds to the rigidity of any tool, resulting in a high quality steak knife.
The best steak knives are made in France. We don’t say that just because we were born there and our parents still live there, but also because French steak knives perform perfectly: You don’t feel their weight when you hold them and you can cut anything without having to put too much effort into it. Most importantly, they are shaped well so you don’t have to do a lot of work cutting meat or fish; on top of that, they are very sharp so you don’t have to press hard or risk nicking your fingers.