How-To Cut Out for a Cooktop in a Laminate Benchtop

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Laminate benchtops are an easy DIY product, as cut outs for cooktops and sinks can be completed to your appliance specifications easily. Use the manufacturers cut out template to ensure correct sizing.

How-To Cut Out for a Cooktop in a Laminate Benchtop


Place your cooktop on the benchtop

Decide on the position you would like it to be installed.

Use the manufacturers template to mark the cutout on the benchtop

To check the marks are level, measure from the front edge of the benchtop to the mark, ensuring the measurements are equal.

Lay your cooktop over the outline, to check your template and measurements are correct before cutting

The marked lines will be smaller than the overall size of the cooktop.

Use a 10mm drilll to drill out the 4 corners of the template, inside of the marked lines


Using a jigsaw, cut between the holes along the marked lines

Depending on the design of your kitchen, you may also be cutting through the side of your cabinet. This is perfectly fine. Ensure you have adequate support underneath the cut out section before completing the last cut. Ask someone to assist you if you need.

Check that your cooktop fits within the cutout

It is now ready for a licensed trade to install the cooktop.

Tools Required

  • Drill with 10mm drill bit
  • Jigsaw
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Ear Protection
  • Safety Glasses

Key Tips

  • Double check your markings against both the manufacturers template and the appliance, to ensure your cut out is the correct size before cutting.