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A flat surface for working on, especially in a kitchen.
- ‘They replaced the purple awning with a black one and hung new lighting above the new, lime-green countertops.’
- ‘Lola keeps a vat of bacon grease on her countertop that she uses over and over again to do her cooking.’
- ‘Using natural materials like stone, slate, granite or terra cotta for your flooring and countertops will help complete the look.’
- ‘I took it inside and left it on the countertop in the kitchen until my girlfriend arrived.’
- ‘He nodded, taking a seat at the counter and resting his elbows on the countertop as his chin rested in the palm of his right hand.’
- ‘All I really wanted was a dishwasher, but because the countertops weren't deep enough to install one, one thing led to another.’
- ‘Granite, another durable material for countertops, is a popular choice, and is becoming more affordable as granite prices drop.’
- ‘Most prewar kitchens had ceramic tile countertops and backsplashes, and many of the original patterns and colors are now back in production.’
- ‘Today's kitchens have high-tech appliances, lush countertops, designer cabinets, and tile or wood floors.’
- ‘Home center stores sell a great quantity of cabinets, countertops, flooring and other kitchen components.’
- ‘Clean cabinets and countertops with detergent and water.’
- ‘This may be because I had such a lovely day painting my kitchen countertop [made of plywood] red.’
- ‘Make sure you cook meat well, and wash your hands, cutting boards, countertops, knives, and dishes with warm, soapy water.’
- ‘With pale Shaker fitted units and dark countertops, the kitchen has a good-sized breakfast area and also features Chinese slate flooring.’
- ‘Upon returning home, Giovanni can't help but notice the chips in the ashtrays and teapots, the scratches on the countertops.’
- ‘It's gotten to the point where stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops are standard in luxury buildings.’
- ‘Varieties such as maple and tigerwood are hard and perfect for countertops, while species such as pine and cypress are softer and may not hold up as well.’
- ‘My sister made this most recent batch of Rice Krispie treats that sits on my countertop.’
- ‘The germs survive for hours - even days - on hospital rails, bed sheets and countertops.’
- ‘While his wife wearily cleaned countertops, Patrick nervously sat erect in the back seat of the limousine besides Tiffany Thomsby.’
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