coun·​ter·​top | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌtäp How to pronounce countertop (audio) \

Definition of countertop

: the flat working surface on top of waist-level kitchen cabinets

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Gently tap each egg all over on your countertop to crack the remaining shell, peel them, and rinse them in the ice-water bath. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, "This salad of green beans, potatoes and eggs is the breezy dish your summer needs," 23 June 2019 The kitchen, with its lush foliage and beautiful countertops, is Pinterest worthy. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner's Handmaid's Tale Party Sends a Terrifying Message," 12 June 2019 At the Astoria, kitchens are finished with a contemporary style including 4-inch oak hardwood floors, Eggersman cabinets, Miele appliances and stone countertops. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Condo Life: High-rise residents boast high-end kitchen amenities," 29 Apr. 2018 The gorgeous Signature Collection kitchens are fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and an espresso machine with a selection of gourmet coffees and teas, and bathrooms offer tubs with hydro-jets. azcentral, "Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort," 25 Apr. 2018 Features in the apartments include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and walk-in closets. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Hundreds of new luxury apartments are coming soon to a new part of Charlotte | Charlotte Observer," 2 Apr. 2018 Apartment amenities include tile flooring, a dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a custom closet. miamiherald, "Renting in Miami: What will $2,000 get you? | Miami Herald," 22 Mar. 2018 It has been updated with stainless steel appliances and countertops, and features a center island. Karen A. Avitabile,, "Property of the Week: 93 Shunpike Road, Cromwell," 26 Oct. 2017 Although boiling water is always a set temperature, eggs coming from the fridge or countertop are not. Genevieve Ko,, "How to make jammy eggs," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of countertop

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for countertop

counter entry 1 + top entry 1

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The first known use of countertop was in 1897

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