cook·​top | \ ˈku̇k-ˌtäp How to pronounce cooktop (audio) \

Definition of cooktop

1 : the flat top of a range
2 : a built-in cabinet-top cooking apparatus containing usually four heating units

Examples of cooktop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An induction cooktop to replace some old, weak gas burners? Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2022 Evan also watches a chef demonstrate the use a gas-free induction cooktop. Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2021 The mudroom has brick flooring, custom cabinets and a two-burner Jenn-Air cooktop. Dallas News, 18 July 2021 Even with the bed there’s still plenty of room for other creature comforts, including a bathroom, entertainment area with a TV and a kitchen with a sink, dual-burner cooktop, convection microwave oven and fridge. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 2 Jan. 2022 The open-plan kitchen has an oversize island built from gray Valchromat, a wood-fiber panel, with an inset cooktop. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2021 Those storage elements extend seamlessly into the galley kitchen, where there are matching white cabinets, subway tile, and an induction cooktop. Jenny Xie, Curbed, 12 Nov. 2021 The all-season composite camper electronically extends to a roofline of 10.5 feet and offers amenities for up to four occupants, including an induction cooktop, a fridge and freezer, an indoor shower, a freshwater reservoir and loads of cargo space. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2021 This cooktop was power- and space-efficient, easy to pack away when not in use, and quick to boil a pot of water. Vicky Stein, Popular Mechanics, 30 May 2021

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First Known Use of cooktop

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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22 Jan 2022

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“Cooktop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of cooktop

: a flat piece of equipment for cooking that is built into a kitchen countertop and that usually has four devices (called burners) that become hot when turned on


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