"My mother cooks food on a burner."
Translation:Min mor laver mad på en kogeplade.
I think that 'hob, hotplate or cooktop' wood be more commonly known that 'burner'. Burner indicates gas or gasfired, not 'kogeplade' as translated into.
I think it depends on where you're from. To me (in AZ in theUS), burner sounds fine for either gas or electric, and "cooktop" more strongly indicates the whole top of the stove than an individual heating element.
"Hob" is pretty thoroughly a Britishism and "hotplate" would refer to an individual, standalone cooking surface not attached to a stove.
Australia: Burner would only work for gas. Otherwise it would be hotplate in my lexicon
In 2018 a burner is a type of mobile phone (used by whistleblowers etc).
What is meant here is a "hot plate" or "electric burner" or "countertop burner".