Blend, chop and knead in seconds with this Vitamix Ascent blender. Ten technique options let you create various food items including smoothies, sauces and soups, and its 2.2 peak output HP motor breaks down even the toughest foods. This Vitamix Ascent blender has a digital timer to eliminate the risk of overprocessing ingredients.
Variable for versatile use
Customize your mixture's consistency by controlling blade speeds at different levels. Also includes a pulse function.
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 have used my Vitamix almost every day since I recently purchased it. It is capable of doing everything a regular blender can do plus so much more and so much better! Price is more expensive but so understandable. I’ve made dips, soups, crushed iced for the smoothies which I made directly afterward, green juices with my fresh, washed vegetables(skin and all) etc. and never worried about whatever it was having lumps(unless I wanted it too) or not being processed correctly. Total control, and worry free perfection. Just what I need, especially now! It is the ultimate workhorse and I expect I’ll have it for many years and pass it down!
I'll say one thing. I've never used a blender so much in my life until I bought this. I've always wanted a Vitamix, but didn't want to spend the money until one day I just went for it.
I bought a Ninja Chef after years of using standard blenders. It was nice, but I felt it was too bulky and very loud. Hardly used it.
After about a year I bought a KitchenAid K400 series blender which does much that the Vitamix does. It makes soups, but I believe it was not designed for that.
Finally I bought this Vitamix Ascent A2300. Once I made my first tomato soup in this thing, I was amazed and how creamy smooth it turned out! The smoothest tomato soup I've ever eaten. Smoothies are silky smooth with no chunks. I've placed whole apples, stem and all. I've placed pineapple with the core. Everything was liquified!
If you can get over the price take, you will not be sorry you purchased this thing!
I purchased this because I was tired of buying new Nutribullet every couple of years and replacement parts in between. I also bought the blending cup starter set and blending bowls.
First it isn’t clear on Vitamix website if you need a separate base for the bowls and cups (I.e 3 bases) You don’t - the bowls and cups use the same base.
My smoothies have never been so smooth. Not even any fine chunks from seeds.
I made broccoli soup with it yesterday and it was awesome! Not what I purchased it for but will definitely try some additional soup recipes from Vitamix website
Some challenges- Capacity of the blending cup is smaller than the nutribullet and ingredients need to go in in a specific order so it took a few tries to fine tune my ingredients.
You have to align the arrow on the base with the arrow on the cup or it won’t turn on. It took many tries and some swear words at first to get the arrows aligned.
1. The arrow on the cup is practically invisible once it’s full. I solved this by marking the outside with a sharpie.
2. I now start by aligning the triangle symbol on top of the base (see attached photo) with the mark in the cup and that seems to get them close enough to work
Ascent containers are sold as dishwasher safe! I bought my blender a month ago, I haven't used it often. However from the first time I washed it, I noticed there was water trapped at the container bottom between the blade and the rubber. I contacted Vitamix because I concerned about the possibility of mold or rust but Vitamix claims this is normal IF the container is placed into a sink of water after blending . In my case it did not happen like that, I just put it into the dishwasher however I decided to follow the instructions they recommended.
They recommended me run it for about 1-2 minutes on high speed (it work). And more extra steps just to clean it. Every time I use and wash it, the same thing happens. If you want to remove the water completely you have to disassemble it. Take and consideration removing the retaining nut voids warranty according the manual.
So I assume this is a container design defect and it is definitely NOT dishwasher safe. It seems that it is something common according to I read in several reviews. I contacted Best Buy for request a return for a defective item. They didn't want to take responsibility either, the return date ended two days ago so I can't return it.
For me it's not worth paying $ 400 for a blender that I have to take apart every time I clean it.
Worth the $$$ if you use everyday…if not buy Ninja
Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
I love this for making bagels. I don’t have to knead the dough by hand and it takes all the work the hard work out. However unless you’re using it everyday, it’s really not worth the price tag. I’ve owned the Ninja and couldn’t really tell a huge difference../except the price tag
A:AnswerIt 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.
A:AnswerYes. 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.