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.

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stovetop (ˈstəʊvˌtɒp)
the US word for hob

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Example sentences
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.
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