How do people speaking Spanish in Mexico or the Americas vs. Spain commonly say "kitchen counter?" ¿Encimera? ¿Mostrador de la cocina?
Also (in Mexico or the Americas vs. Spain) how do people commonly say the generic word "bowl?" I believe that "plato para sopa," "plato para cereal," etc. are used, but what about a general term for all bowls? ¿Platos hondos? My dictionary mentions "cuenco" but I never hear that.
I know these are basic, but my Spanish-speaking students can never agree among themselves about the translation, so I was curious to hear what the greater community had to say.