QuestionCan you grind coffee with this blender and if so, does the blending bowl starter kit need to be used?
- Answer It can probably grind coffee. We have ground oats and grains. I wouldn’t recommend it though. You don’t typically want to pulverize coffee beans. There are some pretty good manual and electric grinders for around $30-$50 with ceramic or steel burrs that will let you vary the coarseness of the grind. I think this vitamix will just get you coffee bean dust potentially useful for espresso.
Questioncan we put in small chunks of veg (such as carrots) for a veg smoothie --without hurting the blender.
- Answer Yes. Not much will hurt this blender. You can put ice in it and it turns to snow. You can even put carrots in it, and turn it on speed setting 1 and it acts as a chopper. You can put frozen vegies and fruits in this thing and it crushes them. Turns to mush or liquid.
- Answer Yes it is capable of blending soaked lentils.
QuestionIs the dry grinder Vitamix - 32-Oz. Dry Grains Container - Clear Model:56090SKU:5395022 Compatable with this Series?
- Answer No, the 32oz Dry Grains container is not compatible with the Ascent Series units.