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  • n. A surface, usually resting on cupboards or drawers that can be used to work on. Usually in a kitchen.


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  • My kitchen’s worktop is almost non-existent, so I’m craving something big.

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  • All that had happened is that my cooking utensils rack had decided to flee from the wall with the attendant noise that only colanders, seives, bottle openers and an Ikea alarm clock can make when hitting a table, floor, cooker and 'worktop'.

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  • The disorganization carries over to your desktop and worktop.

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  • Rasmussen felt his shoulders slump, and he dropped the cutter back onto the worktop.

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  • March 7: I have no idea what I had in mind when I bought the two lamb chops that are now sitting on the kitchen worktop.

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  • Tom, Dick & Harry are a set of porcelain storage jars designed to make an entertaining and stylish addition to any kitchen worktop.

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  • The toastie-maker goes in a cupboard in the summer, but in generator season, it stays on the worktop, dripping little puddles of cheese and bringing crispy, melted, diesel-powered joy to both of us, and now to our little daughter too.

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  • Some more careful studies in 1970 (Ward and Kirk) studied women preforming three tasks and made the following recommendations: group A tasks performed above the worktop (peeling vegetables, beating and whipping in a bowl, slicing bread) 119 mm below elbow height group B tasks performed on the surface (spreading butter, chopping ingredients) 88 mm below elbow height group C tasks involved downward pressure (rolling pastry, ironing) 122 mm below elbow height

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  • You only have to add about 15cm to the back of the worktop to make space for spice racks, chopping boards and cleaning materials.

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  • Nigella Kitchen8pm, BBC2 "If I'm in the kitchen, I'm happy," pouts Nigella, as she props herself up on a shiny chrome worktop, before zipping around London, day and night, followed by a zoom-giddy cameraman.

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