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Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender

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Summary

The powerhouse of the Vitamix blender family, the A3500 blender is intelligently designed inside and out. The machine offers five smart program settings that automatically detect the size of the container in use, so foods are perfectly blended according to volume and consistency. A built-in programmable timer can be set to stop the blender when processing is complete, so you don't have to monitor its progress.

  • Five program settings – Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts and Self-Cleaning – automatically adjust times and speeds for container selected and stop blender when done.
  • Compatible with Self-Detect containers, so you can create multiple batches from the same machine – then store, serve or transport.
  • Programmable Timer shows blend time countdown and can be set to automatically stop when processing is complete.
  • Tamper presses thick or frozen mixtures toward blades, so you never have to stop to scrape sides down.
  • Blades are laser-cut from hardened stainless steel for the ultimate precision and durability.
  • Container designed to rotate ingredients back to blades for faster, more efficient processing.
  • Machine's sleek touchscreen display is easy to use – and even easier to wipe clean.
  • Includes Simply Blending, a full-color, hardcover recipe book from the Vitamix culinary team.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Model #61005.
  • 64-oz. cap. container.
  • 11" x 8" x 17" high.
  • 48" cord.
  • 15 lb.
  • 120V/12 amps.
  • 1500W/2.2hp motor.

Additional Information

  • Brushed stainless-steel base.
  • BPA-free Tritan™ container.
  • Metal drive system securely joins container to motor base.
  • 10-year full warranty covers parts, labor and two-way shipping.
  • Assembled and engineered in USA.
Use & Care

Care

  • Container is top-rack dishwasher safe.
  • For self-cleaning, partially fill container with warm water and a drop of dish soap, then set to Self Cleaning.
  • Wipe base clean with a damp cloth.
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Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

In a Vitamix blender, combine the chives, parsley, tarragon, basil, anchovies, shallot, lemon juice, mayonnaise and buttermilk. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.

Pour the dressing into a liquid measuring cup and season with salt. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 days before using. Makes about 1 1/2 cups (12 fl. oz./375 ml).

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This! So far we love this, just getting into making smoothies. We will be trying some more recipes and our daughter and son-in-law have shared some wonderful ideas, like soups, now that fall is here. So excited and looking forward to a healthier us!
    Date published: 2019-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite power beauty I’ve had an older Vitamix for over a decade and loved it, so naturally I got another one when the time came. And I love it again. It’s so much more quiet and sleek and powerful. I love the larger 64 oz container also and the touchscreen!
    Date published: 2019-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love all the choices of buttons I'm replacing an older model and it still works great but I love all the new features of the new a3500.
    Date published: 2019-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, efficient and versatile I bought the Vitamix a month ago and use it daily. The presets make this great machine extremely easy to use. Everything from smoothies to soups are silky smooth and ready quickly. Love it! I ordered directly from the Vitamix website. The order was fulfilled quickly.
    Date published: 2019-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If I had only known! I bought my Vitamix about 6 weeks ago and have used it nearly everyday. I started making smoothies in my old blender but was having to chew them. My sister in law had gotten a different model and told me it made a big difference. So I got it. Well I LOVE it. I have a smoothie everyday. I eat more veggie and fruit, feel better, and it’s easy. I just wish I had invested in one when I was making smoothies for sick family members.
    Date published: 2019-10-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Container needs better markings I have only had the blender a week. And the blender itself so far seems to be everything that I expected. My reason for the lower rating is for the container. Which for the most part seems quite nice, my problem is with the VERY inadequate volume markings. I will admit to being over 50, and my eyesight is not the greatest, but it is normal for someone my age and I usually manage just fine, but with the numbers being so very tiny, and not painted so therefore no contrast, and with varying items in the container behind them, they are nearly impossible to see. The reason this upsets me so very much is because there really is no excuse for it. They were able to put the brand name on the container lid in an easily readable large font, they should have been able to do the same for the cup, ounce, liter numbers. Also, it would be nice if the 1/4 cup lines were different than the cup lines to make it additionally easier to distinguish. I can understand why they may have wanted to avoid painting the lines and numbers, worrying that over time, if people put the container in the dishwasher, that they would begin to fade, but if the paint was applied over raised numbers/lines, after the paint faded you would be left with nothing worse than what I am starting with now, and you would always have the option to buy a new container. As it is, I've just bought an extremely expensive blender, and I am already trying to figure out if I can take fingernail polish and put it on the numbers so they are readable. And for the record, my husband HATES the container for the same reason, and said he thinks I should return it because of that.
    Date published: 2019-10-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Blender Ever People won't get it until you own it. The blender is awesome and you can definitely tell the difference. People all the time say i have an oyster, ninja etc. It works fine. Until they try a vitamix or wonder why they can't get the same results. Also i am forgetting how wasy it is to clean and maintain. The 10 year warranty is just another bonus.
    Date published: 2019-09-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor customer service it's been less than a year and getting error message - A3500. they want me to send in for a repair and meanwhile have to do without it. i use it daily and thought they would just replace it especially when it's their software issues. now I have to go and find the right box for it. very inconvenient.
    Date published: 2019-09-24
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  • Can you make one serving of Bulletproof coffee, matcha or turmeric latte in the large 64 oz container ... or is it too large to properly blend? Would the 48 oz work better?

    Asked by: Dana18
    Hi Dana18, User manual does not specify minimum amount to use in a 64oz container.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-05-26

    What is the difference between this and the 750 model?

    Asked by: LWCF
    Hi LWCF, Although both models have 5 program settings for smoothies, hot soups, frozen desserts, dips & spreads and self cleaning, the Ascent model's settings are smart in that it automatically detects the size of the container in use, so foods are perfectly blended according to volume and consistency. Additionally, this model's built-in programmable timer can be set to stop the blender when processing is complete, so you don't have to monitor its progress. Lastly, one of the biggest differences is that is has a 10-year full warranty compared to the 750's 7-year warranty.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-06-08

    How is the sound on this machine? I have a 5200, and I am interested in something quieter if possible but with the same power.

    Asked by: Blueberry Lady
    Hi Blueberry Lady, The die cast metal shell and construction of the new base on the Ascent blender makes the sound more pleasant than the 5200. In another words, it’s a different type of sound but not necessarily quieter.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-03-03
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