Vitamix - Ascent 2500 Series Blender - Slate

Serve healthy culinary creations with this Vitamix Ascent blender. Its 2.2 HP motor and laser-cut stainless steel blades provide powerful and efficient food processing, and its variable speed control lets you precisely refine any texture. This versatile Vitamix Ascent blender has 10 culinary technique settings for creating smoothies, frozen desserts and soups.

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$499.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Owner's manual
    • Recipe book
    • Stainless steel blade
    • Tamper
    • Vitamix Ascent 2500 Series Blender

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (140 out of 142)

    Features


    Plenty of options

    Smoothie, soup, pulse and frozen dessert functions allow flexibility for your favorite recipes.

    Stainless-steel blade

    Ensures smooth, even blending.

    Tamper

    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.


    Customer rating

    4.8
    99%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Vitamix 2500 - Excellent!!!

      Posted
      prg7
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Robust, powerful, pricey blender

      Posted
      JimmySparx
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      After years of having an Oster blender I upgraded to a Vitamix 2500 because my old blender died from age and not being able to handle everything we’ve been throwing in. After a little research we decided to splurge and bought the Vitamix 2500 to make smoothies and juices because we heard so much about Vitamix blenders. Best Buy helped us right away and we were able to get a great deal on our blender by using our points from previous purchases which made the price easier to swallow. So far it’s been great, my kids love the smoothies and I love the green juices. It does take a little experimenting to figure out the best formula for blending, sometimes it’s a straight blend and sometimes I have to pulse a little before I blend but it chews up what you put in. My kids keep asking to make smoothies all the time, and I don’t mind since we’re using fruits, vegetables and plain yogurt to make them, which is so much better than what’s out there since we control what goes in. The downside are: the price, fruits and veggies can get expensive and depends on the season. It’s also kinda loud (which might be scary for little kids). We haven’t tried the other functions yet but making ice cream is on the menu! Although the price is a bit high, It’s a premium upgrade and a great machine, I’m glad I got it because of the family time and the kids getting involved with the preparing which is nice.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Superb Blender

      Posted
      KC2017
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      High hopes, had some issues

      Posted
      mdnyc
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased the Ascent 2500 to primarily blend smoothies over the Blendtec or other brands due to the many rave reviews regarding, not only the brand, but the specific model. I purchased it new from BestBuy, in black, and took it home. When I was using it, it sounded pretty loud, which I expected, it being a 2.2hp motor. However, over the course of a 3-5 days (using it everyday) a slight grinding (?) noise started to come from the machine. Then on the last day I used it, before exchanging it, to make a smoothie with the preset, the motor shut off for maybe a quarter second then turn back on at the previous speed. After consuming the smoothie and attempting to wash the container with water filled halfway and a little dish soap, the same thing occurred. I called Vitamix and the rep explained that should not happen. That very day I went back to BestBuy and exchanged it for the Pro 750 which, while loud, has a smoother sound to the motor and no faults almost a week later. I am also a bigger fan of the more sturdy build (less plastic).

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best blender ever!

      Posted
      DaNickster
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My wife and I had a high-end 2-HP "juicer" that pulled all the pulp out of everything you run through it and just gives you raw juice, a lot of nutrients are gone in the pulp that you throw away. Not what we wanted. A total waste of $ and good raw nutrients. The healthy way to do this instead, is by making "smoothies" with a top-of-the-line Vitamix Blender. This is the same unit you see at many health clubs, at their smoothie bars. This baby makes the best smoothies, and I mean smooth! Put some chia seeds and kale and ice and coconut water and your favorite fruits or veggies and this baby with pulverize EVERYTHING, including seeds, into a smooth and tasty, healthy drink, wasting absolutely no nutrients. This is eating "RAW" at its best. We love our new Vitamix! Plus it comes with a 10-year Factory Warranty. Worth every penny. The last blender we will ever need to buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for professional tasting smoothie

      Posted
      Cyn1993
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I love this blender. I am a vegan so smothies are really important to me. I have been spending $12+ dollars on smoothies are prices rise. I decided since I would be creating tons of vegan recipes that require a good blender or food processor, i should do my research. I chose this blender after reading some reviews and knowing that the places I usually go to for smoothies use Vitamix. Basically I havent used this for anything but smoothies yet but I'm already so happy with the results. It tastes JUST like a professional made it. It blends perfectly. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is the noise. I know that blenders are obviously loud but this one is very loud. I make smoothies for breakfast lunch and dinner and always have to wait till my roommate leaves because of the noise. This is not a blender for late night treats if you don't live alone. Also a bit pricy but good.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      VITAMIX! The Very Best!

      Posted
      Patti16
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The Vitamix 2500 Ascent is the newest model Vitamix makes and I love ❤️ it. I have owned the 5200 Vitamix for 9 years & needed a blender for our condo in Florida. This is the best blender money can buy. It makes restaurant quality smoothies, dressings, soups, sauces, all fruit nice cream just to name a few. This is a professional blender and when you use it you are a chef!! It just doesn't get any better than this! The 2500 Ascent Vitamix fits under the counter, has a clear plastic top & comes with a 10 year warranty (all upgrades from the older models). Vitamix makes an awesome product . It's the real deal. Once you have the very best ... nothing else will ever do!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love ❤️ my vitamix

      Posted
      Patti16
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I had the 5200 vitamix but after 9 years it broke! Instead of getting it repaired I bought the 2500. I'm glad I did! I love ❤️ it. It fits under the cabinets which is a huge upgrade from my old model plus the container is wider ! It makes extra smooth nice CREME! I use this appliance 1-5 times a day. It's my favorite kitchen appliance and I couldn't live without it. My health has dramatically improved since I bought my first vitamix! I love ❤️ it so much I'm going to buy another one for my condo in Fort Lauderdale so I don't have to carry it back and forth from MD to FL every year! Do yourself a favor and buy the very best. No other blender compares to vitamix! ❤️️

      I would recommend this to a friend




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