cook·​top | \ˈku̇k-ˌtäp \

Definition of cooktop 

1 : the flat top of a range

2 : a built-in cabinet-top cooking apparatus containing usually four heating units

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An electric cooktop with controls on the front will eliminate the need to reach across hot burners. Brenda Richardson, The Seattle Times, "Design for living: Modifications can remove the obstacles to aging in place," 3 Sep. 2018 Vent a Little Proper ventilation in the cooktop hood of your kitchen keeps bills down and air quality up. Suzanne Morrissey, ELLE Decor, "11 Ways to Go Green in your Kitchen," 12 Jan. 2010 Quartz waterfall counters, an ILVE Italian cooktop, Bosch appliances and a window seat complete the snappy look. R. Daniel Foster,, "Before and After: A reimagined Midcentury design helps turn a home from frumpy to fabulous," 6 July 2018 Induction ranges and cooktops can be a high performance alternative, and easier to clean as well. Jamie Gold,, "Clearing the indoor air," 28 June 2018 The kitchen has had a few tweaks, but no redesign — a new cooktop, new Sub-Zero fridge-freezers and new white quartz counters. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Bloomfield Hills home remains as Irving Tobocman designed it 40 years ago," 12 May 2018 The room has features any cook would crave: granite counters, two ovens, a gas cooktop, side-by-side Sub Zero freezer and refrigerator, built-in wine racks, a utility sink at one end of the island, and a trash compactor. Joan Walden,, "Property of the Week: 5 Ridgewood Rd., Burlington," 1 June 2017 The kitchens are equipped with two-burner cooktops, full-sized or minirefrigerators, and plenty of cabinet space, as well as coffee makers, plates, cutlery, and drinking glasses. Katheleen Conti,, "Tiny home village offers fun-sized travel experience," 4 June 2018 For cooking, there are dual Wolf wall ovens, a six-burner Wolf cooktop with griddle, two dishwashers, two microwaves, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Sub-Zero freezer drawers and a warming drawer. Janet Eastman,, "Hollywood Video founder's unfinished riverfront mansion to be auctioned (photos)," 22 May 2018

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1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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