Three presets and plenty of power ensure this Vitamix 2500 blender lets you create soups and smoothies quickly. It includes automatic blending times so that you get the best results with the texture that you want, or you can choose the variable speed control to ensure maximum responsiveness from this Vitamix 2500 blender.
Plenty of options
Smoothie, soup, pulse and frozen dessert functions allow flexibility for your favorite recipes.
Lets you push down ingredients without hitting the blades.
Recipe book gives you inspiration to get started
Get step-by-step instructions, so making drinks is easy.
I was using my previous blender mainly to make smoothies with fresh and frozen fruit and veggies. And, I thought it was a good blender, but then I saw someone post on social media about the Vitamix blender and I looked into it. Well honestly the price made me an immediate skeptic due to how high it is. But 2 months later I looked into it again...and in my search I saw that Best Buy sold the blender. And, since I'm an accountant holder, I knew I could get it and utilize my 5% cash back or pay over time without interest benefit.
So since I wanted to get more serious about my health, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the Vitamix blender. I couldn't be MORE HAPPY that I did. #NONONEZILCHRegrets If you want great, smooth and well blended smoothies having this blender is a MUST...and go figure it makes soups and other great things too. :D #HighlySatisfiedCustomer Thanks Best Buy for carrying this item and helping me make the best choice to bettering my health. :) ~kc
Awesome product. This is used mostly for smoothies with various ingredients. Works extremely well. It's a little loud and very pricey, but you get what you pay for and it does its job exceptionally well.
After pondering & reviewing for a month, I went ahead and purchased the Vitamix A2500 2 days ago - love everything about it! So far have made ice cream and soup, texture is perfectly smooth. I was a little concerned when I made my first batch of soup, that it was not as hot (just warm with no steam) as the videos had demonstrated, but I soon learned that was because I used frozen peas instead of fresh. I blended it again on the preset soup setting and could feel the blender container getting hotter, when I took the lid off it was smoking! This particular "spicy basil pea soup" recipe made on the stovetop calls for the leeks and garlic to be sautéed first, then liquid and peas added, cooked 10 minutes then added to a blender, but I just put everything into the Vitamix raw to see what it would taste like. It was hot but it didn't have that cooked (or sautéed) taste I usually got from making it on the stovetop but that is not to take away from the Vitamix, as it is not supposed to roast or sautee (hence the absence of the sauteed taste), but it was still very good! I have seen some recipes where some vegetables were sautéed first, and now I know why. My dry container and 8-oz cups are out for delivery today, can't wait to grind up some wheat berries to make some bread!!!
This blender was bought primarily to see what all the hype was about regarding Vitamix. I had my Ninja Mega Kitchen for about 4 years and I was considering a different Vitamix at the time of that purchase but couldn't bring myself to drop the money. After using this machine for almost a month there is no going back! The quality of my blends is truly top notch now. I honestly never realized how much stuff WASN'T getting blended up until I started making smoothies. I am highly impressed with this machine and I recommend anyone thinking about taking the plunge just to jump in feet first.
The one thing I will mention that I didn't "like" is that this comes with the 64oz low profile container and it is not great for single servings. I actually ended up buying the 48oz wet container as well ($156 after tax...) as I read the narrow containers are much better for single servings [no desire for the 20oz "smoothie cups" as I knew they would be WAY too small for what I make. This was an excellent purchase as I now have flexibility in the batch sizes I make, but I think the 48oz container is more useful and would have been better included.
I can't say enough great things about this blender! All the stuff you read online about Vitamix is true. It's not cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for. My 1500W ninja single serve blade messed up after 1 year of consistent use. I can get A MINIMUM 3 years out of my 48oz container just with the warranty. That's piece of mind right there, and I hope people realize this is an investment. Good luck to everyone that gives this a chance, I don't think you'll be disappointed!
Very powerful blender. Amazing what it does to fruit skin like blueberry and apple, complete blend on seeds like Flax and chia too. That alone is amazing. I went for the ascent with some programs, I thought that feature would be more useful than it is. All ascent series can run full array of programs from app. All blenders have the same power, ability to make “ice cream” And hot soup. The blender is so loud though I don’t know if I would ever let it run for 8-10 minutes instead of putting it on the stove. The capacity is great. Love learning more And more what I can do w this amazing tool. Went for ascent to future proof. Knowing the programs aren’t as useful, would maybe consider explorian, though I do like the 64 oz capacity of ascent. If I was recommending for my parents, would tell them to go for exploring. Also haven’t tried any accessories yet specific to ascent. Made in America and long warranty major selling points for Vitamx.
My husband and I contemplated buying this product for a very long time. We finally decided to bite the bullet and just do it! We couldn’t be happier with our purchase! It makes the creamiest, smoothest soups and smoothies you could ever imagine!
A:AnswerYou can find 220v units overseas, but they are even more expensive. We bought a 110 unit and a step down transformer just for it in our Thailand house. Works ok, but maybe long term not as good for the blender?