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Serrated or Smooth edge?

I am looking into getting a new set of steak knives. I wanted to poll the audience and get some input on your thoughts about which is better and why. 
Large BGE Dallas, TX

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  • Serrated will cut...
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,485
    Serrated.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,673
    Serrated if you're bad about sharpening your knives.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,050
    Depends on the typical cut of steak you eat or serve guests. Serrated is over kill for filets and most finer cuts of beef, but nice for rib eye. For me...all mine are serrated! LOL...
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • bhuggbhugg Posts: 257
    Serrated if you're bad about sharpening your knives.
    I don't mind sharpening. I am not equipped to sharpen serrated knives but that is an easy fix. 
    Large BGE Dallas, TX
  • bhuggbhugg Posts: 257
    RRP said:
    Depends on the typical cut of steak you eat or serve guests. Serrated is over kill for filets and most finer cuts of beef, but nice for rib eye. For me...all mine are serrated! LOL...
    I usually cook ribeye/t-bone/porterhouse for me and a filet for SWMBO. 
    Large BGE Dallas, TX
  • rconercone Posts: 143
    Serrated if you're bad about sharpening your knives.

    "Feed me, or feed me to something; I just want to be part of the food chain" Al Bundy

    LBGE, SBGE, Carson Rotisserie, Blackstone Griddle  

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
  • Serrated for me. 
  • odie91odie91 Posts: 451
    If you're near a cutco retailer, find some used cutco steak knives  and then get them sharpened for free when needed
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,034
    Agree with others who suggest purchasing thru a secondary market. I have both myself but prefer serrated. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,673
    Anyone eat their steaks off wood cutting boards?
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,939
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
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    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,958
    Nobody eats steak like Eddie Murphy 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,485
    Anyone eat their steaks off wood cutting boards?
    Frequently.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,280
    edited November 2017
    Serrated is good for tougher, or tougher shelled things like bread, tomatoes, lettuce, watermelon, pineapple, rope, wood, lol, but catches and tears the protein as a saw would..wood.  I keep them around for when serving on regular plates, as they are disposable.  Found and bought a 4.5" set of 4 in a Maquoketa, IA hardware store recently, Flint Ekco 1997 on the package, $1.09 ea.  Bought a couple of 3" serrated parers at that price too.

    Years ago, I got a set of Shun steak knives for a great price, and paired them with acacia wood plates.  Peeps who use them appreciate the sharpness compared to the serrated standard.  


    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 345
    edited November 2017
    Serrated for people that don’t like to sharpen knives.  All mine are non-serrated Soligen Germany knives, that are sharp as razors!

    Land of OZ-Central Kansas

    BGE XL with Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"+++Weber Smoky Joe++

  • Nobody eats steak like Eddie Murphy 
    Probably would have been eating tube steak if "she" were to turn over!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,673
    Serrated for people that don’t like to sharpen knives.  All mine are non-serrated Soligen Germany knives, that are sharp as razors!

    Very nice.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Eddie murphy likes tube steaks? 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Akorn Jr

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,673
    Eddie murphy likes tube steaks? 
    Jury is out...

    Legal issues

    On May 2, 1997, Murphy was stopped by police after having been observed picking up a transgender prostitute. The prostitute, Shalimar Seiuli, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for prostitution. Murphy was not arrested or charged and claimed he was just giving Seiuli a ride.[62][63]


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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • rconercone Posts: 143
    Keep a decent edge and then a few passes on a belt sander, leather strop, 8-10k polishing rouge and you will never look back to serrated. 
    "Feed me, or feed me to something; I just want to be part of the food chain" Al Bundy

    LBGE, SBGE, Carson Rotisserie, Blackstone Griddle  

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,940
    Personally, I've never been able to figure the logic behind serrated steak knives. By definition, steak is supposed to be tender. So why need an edge that would work well against crusty bread?

    I suppose it is because most folks don't sharpen their knives, and if they did, serrated would be the last thing one would want to do.

    W. a good sharpening 1 time a year, and occassional honing and stropping, good quality straight edges work fine giving clean cuts. Note that lots of serrated blades are that way because the steel is fairly soft.
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,502

    To avoid the decision, I just cook everything to fork tender.


    Phoenix 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,007
    cheap serrated. i watch people pick up my best fillet knife and will cut a steak in a plate or in a cast iron pan. my good stuff is off limits for them now, hidden away til i need it
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,280
    edited November 2017
    cheap serrated. i watch people pick up my best fillet knife and will cut a steak in a plate or in a cast iron pan. my good stuff is off limits for them now, hidden away til i need it
    That's the first thing I do, gather the Shuns after eating, as they would get tossed in the sink. 

    I let the friends, fam, grab the good stuff, like CI, one can't help but appreciate it when used.  And if it comes up, a good opportunity to educate on the use, maintenance vs the dull standards.

    For camping, that's a different "beater" approach, where the knives and board sit out the whole time, and it's a free-for-all.
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • Nobody eats steak like Eddie Murphy 
    I sure hope that steak is exceedingly tender. Otherwise, that model is gonna have some back pain. 
  • BBQBuddyBBQBuddy Posts: 263
    Anyone eat their steaks off wood cutting boards?
    I have wood plates.  Love them.  Sharp smooth blades for my knives.
    https://www.macys.com/shop/product/noritake-serveware-kona-wood-square-plate?ID=313784
    2 Large BGE, MiniMax, Miami, FL

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