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A flat cooking surface making up the top of a stove or built into a countertop, usually having electric heating elements covered by a sheet of glass.


(Cookery) US a flat unit for cooking in saucepans or the top part of a stove



a cooking surface consisting of a flat sheet of heat-transmitting glass and ceramic material over heating elements, usu. electric.


[ˈkʊktɒp] n (mainly US)plaque f de cuisson
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The thermometer that gauges the water bath connects to induction cooktops, which can adjust the temperature.
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