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[koo k-top] /ˈkʊkˌtɒp/
a cooking surface consisting of a flat sheet of heat-transmitting glass and ceramic material over heating elements, usually electric.
Origin of cooktop
cook1 + top1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cooktop
  • Most electric ranges today have a smooth cooktop surface.
  • It's an induction hob which lets you place pots and pans anywhere on the cooktop.
  • The light, bright kit has a center island cooktop stove and lots of counter space for efficient meal preparation.
  • The large oven and all cooktop burners are not affected and may be used.
  • Ever let small children play with or near natural gas appliances or pipes, even the knobs on the oven or cooktop.
  • Hood-mounted range fans are also preferable to surface-mounted downdraft cooktop vents.
  • Emissions were sampled from a commercial gas-fired cooktop and a small diesel-fueled engine driving an electrical generator.
  • Kitchens without cooktop or conventional range exempt.
British Dictionary definitions for cooktop


(US) a flat unit for cooking in saucepans or the top part of a stove
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