Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender

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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 the container selected and stop the blender when done.
  • Compatible with Self-Detect containers, so you can create multiple batches from the same machine—then store, serve, or transport (available Spring 2017).
  • Programmable Timer shows blend time countdown and can be set to automatically stop when processing is complete.
  • Tamper presses thick or frozen mixtures towards blade, 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.
  • The machine's sleek touchscreen display is easy to use – and even easier to wipe clean.
  • Includes Simply Blending hardcover, full-color recipe book from 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 the USA.
Use & 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.

Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 4-5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.

Shipping Rates

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Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $17.50 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

Orders received by 9:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners, and knife storage) please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable, and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

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).

Williams Sonoma Kitchen

See full Green Goddess Dressing Recipe.

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whoa Baby! I bought my new Vitamix (Ascent 3500) and received it about 10 days ago. As my UPS guy handed me the box he said 'You will love this thing. I love mine!' He was right. I tried to make lemonade with about 6 lemons cut into small wedges, skin and all. The motor didn't even blink. It just plowed thru everything and left me with a smooth blend of sour lemon parts. I tasted the first blend and decided to blend it faster and longer. It was even smoother than before. Eventually I had it the right consistency and sweetness. I poured myself an 8 oz glass and something happened that I never experienced before. I started feeling energized. My blend consisted only of lemons, water and ice, and Truvia. Nothing else. It was like being awakened to whole food. And a massive energy jolt. So, wow! Amazing. Good thing too. I live in Phoenix, AZ. WE are going to have several days of excessive heat (118 - 120 degrees F) this week. I will stay cool, sweet, and sour! Thanks Vitamix.
    Date published: 2017-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding blender I was interest in purchaisng this blender but instead I received it from Williams and Sonoma as a gift from my son. I've been using it daily for 30 days, following closely all instructions. It has funcioned perfectly well in every way. I have no complaints,
    Date published: 2017-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go ahead and buy it! Love this! I finally took the $$$ plunge and got the Ascent 3500 when it was on sale, and am kicking myself for not getting sooner. It is easy to use, super easy to clean using the programmed self clean mode. I love the touch screen - so much easier to keep clean (tend to make a mess while cooking). Blends very smoothly, and love that it can cook hot soups, coffee drinks as well as frozen drinks and desserts. Good recipes in the cookbook included. I don't think it is too loud for such a powerful blender. Love the 10 yr warranty and Made in USA. Am thrilled with this purchase!
    Date published: 2017-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Blender Ever I bought this 2 weeks ago and at the beginning I was a little bit lost because I never had a Vitamix machine before. After seeing a live demo from Vitamix I fix everything I was doing wrong and I just simply love it
    Date published: 2017-04-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Might Need Bugs Worked Out..... I bought two of these and have had to return both. Mine had a "+" sign that did not work at all, so I was not able to try out the timer feature. The second I got for my brother, and his fingertips did not work on his "+" button but mine did, he said his fingers might be too cold to register. On mine, I had my honey love also try to get the "+" to react and he could not get it to work either. Secondly, I made my normal smoothie and the smoothie preset program did not finish my smoothie. I needed to run more time. I called and there is no way to re-program the pre-set buttons for a longer time. This means the smoothie button is not usable by me since I make the same smoothie every morning. It may work on others smoothie recipes though. I picked one called "It's Easy Being Green" that has fruit, veggies and ice but no liquid. Also, the units I bought were "graphite" - which is a matte black and the shell is metal, just in case anyone is wondering. This is a fantastic machine looks wise and also, I like the new clear top container. They put little flat spots on the tamper collar, to prevent it from rolling away from you too far on a countertop. That is a nice improvement! My brother is going to try the S55 model now since he lives alone and I will be trying the A2500 in Red, as I like the mechanical buttons better and feel the countdown timer will help me write "recipes" with blending times, which I appreciate. I just could not get past the touch screen, I don't like it and feel it needs some improvement. Buttons should react every single time you touch them. They got close, but no cigar. I will post our opinions on the personal series and the A2500 after they have arrived and we have had sufficient time to test them out. For these reasons, I would not recommend this blender at this time.
    Date published: 2017-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this vitamix! I have waited for years to purchase a vitamix mostly due to cost. Well worth the wait for this A3500 model. Preprogrammed with timers a great feature! I was also considering the Kitchen Aid ProLine blender which is beautiful but extremely heavy! The A3500 is much lighter in comparison and I can pick it up and store it in my pantry area cabinet with ease. (It did not fit under cabinet. Mine are probably lower, older home. But if this is important to you, measure the machine first and consider the pour out spout too). Use this vitamix every day! Smoothies perfect. Margaritas perfect. Dole Whip soft serve perfect. Almond butter perfect! working on perfecting soups. One thing I have learned is that recipes are key and that your ratio of solids to liquid must be accurate or you will not get the results you want. Just need to play around a bit and have fun! Don't hesitate buy! My best purchase ever!
    Date published: 2017-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love. I bought this for myself as a reward for adopting a much healthier lifestyle... and after my last blender blasted itself apart. I read reviews and did my research before deciding to go with this one. I was initially hesitant at the price tag but after using it a few times I'm so glad that I chose it. What a difference! Well worth the money. The programs are flawless so far, operation is easy and smooth and it's quieter than my previous blender. The 10 year warranty was also a huge selling point.
    Date published: 2017-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Quite a Machine. We've had blenders and bullets and all sorts of little machines to blend food. They all just got a ride to Goodwill, we won't be needing them anymore. We started to eat more sensibly included some vegetarian recipes. In those recipe books we started to see Vitamix blenders. This really is an amazing machine. We've been using it for smoothies and soups. The texture is silky smooth. Chia seeds, kale, almonds, you name it and the Vitamix will get it exactly the way you want it. Put some ice in there and you quickly have a cold beverage without ice chunks. They'll be amazing. It's loud and the motor moves a lot of air, but it's worth it. Quiet and chunky vs loud and smooth? Not a tough decision. Go Vitamix. Oh then there's a 10 year warranty, it's so refreshing to have a company stand by their products. Vitamix can do this because they have built a machine that will last for years and years.
    Date published: 2017-02-07
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