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.
Plenty of options
Smoothie, soup, pulse and frozen dessert functions allow flexibility for your favorite recipes.
Ensures smooth, even blending.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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?