Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender

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Sugg. Price $700 Our Price $599.95

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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 3-5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.

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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).

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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.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features I don't know why I waited! I recently bought my Vitamix A3500 and was trying to decide between this one and the 750. I have only had it for a few days but I don't know why I waited so long to purchase a Vitamix. We bought this blender because my husband and I were sick of buying blenders every year since we use our blender 4 to 5 times a week. What attracted me to Vitamix was the 10 year warranty and all the great reviews. In the short time we have had it we have made smoothies and soups. I love the preset features. I see this being something we will use daily. If you are thinking about getting a Vitamix I say just go for it! I have friends and family who have had there Vitamix's for 6 plus years and have had no issues and still use their blenders daily. I say it is worth the investment and I wish I would have purchased my blender sooner. It would have saved me three years of purchasing the other brands I have in the past.
    Date published: 2018-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this Vitamix I contemplated between the 750 and the Ascent 3500. I finally chose the 3500 due to the 20 oz containers that coud be used with this one for single smoothies. This is the best vitamix I have ever owner. This makes my third one. The reason is not because they go out, but because they keep getting better. I love the 20 oz containers, they are so handy and convenient. Easy to carry. This blender makes excellent smoothies, sauces, soups, nut butters, etc. Anything you can imagine, you can make in this blender. Thanks Vitamix!
    Date published: 2017-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blender, but..... First, this is a great blender, everything we have made in it has been perfect. Smoothies are better than anything you will get in a shop. Using the Vitamix to process the bananas rather than a food processor seemed to release more of the banana flavor than I have ever gotten making muffins. When I made marinara sauce I only cored the tomatoes leaving the seeds and skin. Both completely disappeared in the sauce. I don't know how this blender could work any better. The programed settings are great and well worth the extra price to me. Now for a couple of things you need to be aware of. When the blender was demonstrated in the store, it didn't seem that loud. However, in my much smaller kitchen with all hard surfaces it is very loud. I measured the sound level at arm's length away at 108db. In the 6 minutes or so that it takes to make soup, that well exceeds the OSHA standards. I wear ear protection when blending at the higher speeds, see picture below. I debated between buying the A3500 and the 750. The 750 is a proven product and there are lots of accessories available for it. I like the touch screen operation on the A3500 more than I thought I would, it works perfectly and is easy to clean. At the time I bought the A3500 there were no accessories available for it but I was told that the 20 oz and 8 oz containers would be available in the spring. Finally the 20 oz containers came out and they have been great for when I wanted to make a single smoothie. At the end of June I ordered the 8 oz containers in the store and was told that I would receive them in about 10 days. Since then there has been a series of delays with the current projection for delivery August 16, we'll see.. While Vitamix says that there will be new features for the Ascent series in the future there is nothing definite. That and the repeated delays delivering the 20 and 8 oz containers make me question Vitamix's commitment to the Ascent series. So, if things like a dedicated grain container are important to you, you might want to consider another model such as the 750. Otherwise, it would be hard to find a better blender.
    Date published: 2017-08-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The blender is great. Beware of the accessories. Fantastic blender that makes the best smoothies I have ever had. Very powerful and loud. The blending cup attachment "rode up" and the subsequent grinding while disengaging put some needless premature wear on my 1 week old blender's drive socket. I would recommend holding the cup if you buy this attachment. No problems with the standard pitcher.
    Date published: 2017-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! We have had it for a few weeks now and I have to say it is perfect. Anyone who complains about the noise may not be familiar with blenders in general. The silver is beautiful on it as well.
    Date published: 2017-06-22
    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
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