So it's Sunday afternoon: you are holding a barbecue cookout party, and you are at the grill, sniffing the aroma of gorgeous, juicy, dry-aged steaks. It smells so good you can almost taste it. But how do you cut it? And with what? If you are looking for good, affordable cutlery to keep you from destroying your steaks, then start by shopping at - where you will find one of America's most reliable stores for countertop appliances, housewares, and food and cooking products. Aside from cookers, ovens, food processors, blenders, bakeware, and money-saving discount codes with which to purchase them, ShopKitchenAid also offers a wide range of steak knives. Just so you can slice quickly - and stylishly - through the toughest foods. But how do you choose a steak knife set? There are so many available in the market, and all of them vary according to price, manufacturer, quality, weight, material, handle style, and blade choices.

Perhaps the most important thing to consider when shopping for steak knives is the blade. Now, blade choices can be serrated/ forged or smooth/ straight-edged/ non-serrated. Forged steak knives are made, well, as the name implies: a thick piece of steel is heated, and then pounded into shape with a hammer. This kind of knife is heavier, sometimes more expensive, but it does hold a sharp edge longer than does a steak knife with a non-serrated blade. Ah, the non-serrated blade: it glides through your meat and prevents jagged pieces. Knives with this kind of blade can usually be sharpened so that you can slice through that tough steak much more easily.

Also factor in the handle of your knife. Styles and materials for a knife's handle can range from black plastic to some kind of wood to stainless steel. What difference does it make, you ask? Well, if you are going to be using those steak knives often, it's important to have them feel like an extension of your hand. Part of a knife's performance, after all, is its feel, which varies from person to person. When testing a steak knife set, also scrutinize how much the knives weigh: make sure that you decide on a set which you would be comfortable to use - be it daily in the kitchen or on special occasions like outdoor cookouts.

ShopKitchenAid has great choices and great ShopKitchenAid discount codes for your cutlery needs and budget concerns. Example: for less than a hundred dollars, you can avail yourself of a 14-piece stainless steel KitchenAid Pro cutlery set. The 6 steak knives come with ergonomically designed and brushed stainless steel handles, contoured on all sides to allow a more secure grip, increased comfort, greater durability, and more precise cutting. Included in the set are: 8-inch chef's knife, 8-inch slicer knife, 7-inch Santoku knife, 5.5-inch utility knife, 3.5-inch paring knife, kitchen shears, a sharpening steel, and a black wooden storage box. Even if you don't have these requirements, or if you're a vegetarian anyway, a steak knife set is still a great idea for wedding gifts. Just make sure that you use ShopKitchenAid discount codes on your purchase, so it's as easy on your pocket as on the meat.

David Stack is a web developer who loves to use Laguiole steak knives when shopping online. He also runs a website, which offers the latest discounts and deals from online stores, such asLaguiole cheese knives.