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[stohv-top] /ˈstoʊvˌtɒp/
the upper surface of a stove, especially the area used for cooking:
a stovetop cluttered with unwashed pots and pans.
pertaining to or suitable for use or preparation on the top of a cooking stove:
stovetop meals; stovetop utensils.
Origin of stovetop
stove1 + top1 Unabridged
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  • Serve food buffet-style indoors-it can stay warm on the stovetop.
  • Your microwave oven uses far less energy to heat small portions of food than your oven or stovetop does.
  • Turn off the oven, or an electric stovetop burner, a few minutes before you're done cooking.
  • In summer, don't leave your oven or stovetop on for longer than necessary.
  • The psychological equivalent of a burned-out light bulb or a stovetop's ice-cold back burner.
  • Place the pan over a medium high heat on the stovetop, and add a little more butter if it seems dry.
  • With the pressure cooker you get meals to the table faster than by using the oven or stovetop.
  • Set the roasting pan over a stovetop burner on medium-high heat.
  • All of the rooms also have a full kitchen with a microwave, stovetop, dishware and a full-sized refrigerator.
  • Each room features a microwave, full-size refrigerator and stovetop.
British Dictionary definitions for stovetop


the US word for hob1 (sense 1)
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