Hobtop is the first and only freestanding gas cooktop designed for Indian market, which can also be installed as hob, as per user's convenience. It is marketed to encourage responsible buying choice for long term use, because propane or natural gas is cheaper and more reliable source of fuel compared to intermittent electricity. Small families as tenants can use it as cooktop and in future as owners can use as hob. Hobtop compliments a modern kitchen with a clean and slim aesthetic language. The tempered glass has universal appeal of black/white contrast that visually separates cooking zone from controls. Due to high urban density in emerging cities, the popular trend is compact yet modular apartment kitchens - an important criteria for Hobtop to be very space-efficient (60cm hob), but at the same time provide improved workspace visibility and gap between elements. The burners are specifically made for high-flame cooking, having 70% efficiency tested as highest in the world, with 50% less emission compared to fabricated brass burners. The cast iron pan support is compatible on any burner and reliably supports both flat and round bottom cookware. The knobs are made of injection- molded plastic, drip trays from stainless steel, bumpers and stands are molded from rubber. Indian cuisine uses oil with spice, due to which, after cooking, it is a common practise to wipe clean underneath the kitchen platform by lifting up the cooktop - at that stance, the entire cooktop rests on two rubber bumpers at the rear. The bumpers also protect the glass edge from inadvertently hitting the rear while re-positioning on platform after cleaning. The gas inlet valve is positioned for ease of access in both kinds of installation. In all, hobtop uses less but better components for longevity.