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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 new Miele Design Center also contains an island with a collection of Miele dishwashers as well as a live induction cooktop with 4 heating elements and 4 cooking zones.
If you are cooking at home, 70 to 80 percent of your meals are on the cooktop," he said.
Another feature in this unit that was tried experimentally but caused some controversy was an on/off switch controlling the cooktop and located outside the unit.
The source of the heat--a barbecue grill, kitchen cooktop, or electric-resistance coil in an oven--is not what matters.
A smooth stove top so you can slide a heavy pan across the cooktop without having to lift it on and off the burner grids.
All the controls are on the gas cooktop, out of reach of tiny hands.
A stove as big as a Buick was the mark of a fine kitchen until oven and cooktop separates became the norm.