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NEW! S&H included in Canada. The new Ascent Series by Vitamix is their latest line of powerful, versatile, long-lasting blenders, which come with a full 10 year warranty. They all look modern and stylish, and the A3500 in particular (which is shown from the front, at left, and from behind, to the right), features easily cleaned (just wipe) touch screen controls to give it a sleek profile, and the full range of control options: a pulse feature, to layer a coarser chop into a smooth purée; a 10-speed dial for manual control, so you can set your own preferred textures and times; a built-in timer, which you can use to monitor the progress, or set for automatic shut-off when it reaches a certain time; and five program settings, for walk-away convenience and to ensure consistent results.
Vitamix is probably the finest make of blenders available to home consumers, but until now, you were faced with a dilemma over whether to get their personal-sized blender capable of making smoothies directly in its own travel cup, or a full-sized one with larger containers which are capable of making enough soups or sauces or frozen desserts for the whole household. The new Ascent Series blenders are capable of doing both, being compatible with a whole new family of container sizes (ranging from 1 to 8 cups in capacity, including a 20-ounce spill-proof travel cup [sold separately]). They can even detect which type of container is being used, so for models like this which include pre-programmed settings, they can automatically adjust the maximum blending times suitable for that size, or whether that program can even be used (it is unsafe to make hot soups in the small containers, for example). Another addition to this series is a digital timer, to display exactly how long something is being blended (to enable you to replicate your results, when on manual mode), or how much time is left (on a preprogrammed cycle). They even have a built-in wireless connectivity, which may become advantageous if future applications or capabilities are developed for it (to save or input your own customized program settings, for example).
Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 17 inches (28 x 20 x 43 cm); Cord: 4 ft (1.2 m)
Electrical Ratings: 120 V, 50-60 Hz, 12 Amps; 2.2 Peak HP Motor
Weight: 11.86 lbs (5.5 kg)
What comes in the box:
Ascent Series Cookbook (not shown)
Low-Profile 64 oz (2 L) Container, with Two-Piece Lid
Motor Base, with Touchscreen Control panel, featuring:
- Touchscreen icons for 5 Program Settings*
- Touch Start/Stop
- Touch Pulse
- Touch Programmable Timer
- Speed Dial (in the center), from 1 to 10
- SELF-DETECT™ Technology (to recognize and adjust program settings for container size)
* For making: Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, or Frozen Desserts; and for the Self-Cleaning cycle.