A flat, horizontal work surface usually found in kitchens and bathrooms in homes. They are usually mounted on top of base cabinets.
Countertops are a necessity in any kitchen because they are a place to prepare food or serve as another type of work surface. While they are not any of the major appliances, countertops support all of their functions: Someone using the refrigerator still needs a surface to prep. After using the stove, someone needs a surface to put down hot things. The kitchen sink is built into the countertop, otherwise, it would an awkward faucet with exposed plumbing. The most important features of a good countertop are that they are easy to clean, resistant to all types of spills, but also add to the kitchen interior. The countertop is so important, it’s hard to imagine any functioning kitchen without one!