cook·​top ˈku̇k-ˌtäp How to pronounce cooktop (audio)
: the flat top of a range
: a built-in cabinet-top cooking apparatus containing usually four heating units

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of fuel, the induction cooktop uses radiant energy to transfer heat to the pan or pot. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 28 Apr. 2023 Stainless steel will work on induction cooktops if it is made with magnetic grade steel. Rennie Dyball, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2023 Other than the Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator, the rest of the appliances are Bosch including an induction cooktop. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2023 The kitchen is appointed with Shaker cabinets, Omega stone countertops, double ovens, a five-burner cooktop and a large island. Dallas News, 13 Nov. 2022 Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating on the cooktop, adding a little water if necessary to thin. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 20 Apr. 2023 Overall, just 38% have a gas stove or cooktop. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2023 That ratio has remained stable for years, but induction cooking, a subset of electric cooktops that uses a magnetic field to heat pots and pans, has recently gained popularity. John Keilman, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2023 In the chef’s kitchen, find double ovens and an oversized cooktop for prepping game-day dishes. Ryan Conner, Dallas News, 8 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of cooktop was in 1941

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“Cooktop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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