What’s the difference between a tall tub and a regular dishwasher?
Tall tub dishwashers typically have wider tines and flatter motor configurations than regular dishwashers, so you can easily load baking sheets and serving dishes for a wash cycle. Regular dishwashers typically use larger motors and the spray arms are located beneath the bottom rack. The flat motor and top-placed washing arms of a tall tub dishwasher creates more space in the bottom rack so you can clean cookware in a variety of shapes and sizes, like blender pitchers and stand mixer bowls.
Unlike standard-sized dishwashers, tall tub models typically don’t have a kick plate at the bottom of the appliance to allow more usable space. Tall tub dishwashers come in both top control and front control configurations and in a variety of finishes so you can enjoy additional space in a design that matches your kitchen’s aesthetic. KitchenAid brand dishwashers have tall tub options with FreeFlex™ Third Racks to add even more capacity to your appliance.