The portion of a Stove, Range, or Cooker where the burners are located. May also be referred to as a Cook top, or Hob, however, a Stove top will always be found on a stove. Whereas a Cook top or Hob may or may not be part of a stove, and are often found as separate and independent appliances.
I have a gas cooktop that takes a really long time to ignite. You have to hold down the ignitor and it clicks for an absurd amount of time (30+ seconds) before the burner ignites. Everything after ...