Want it all? With the fully accessorised Vitamix Ascent A3500i Anniversary Model you can have it all. Ready for anything you throw in it, this beast of a blender disguises its sheer brute blending force with unassuming elegance, ready to pulverise the toughest ingredients, or gently massage the most delicate. This flagship model in the ascent series has an intuitive wipe clean touch screen control panel and display rather than switches for most of its functions. With a variable speed dial and touch to pulse function there is probably no other blender that covers as many eventualities in such a simple and intuitive way. The wireless technology allows it to detect which container you are using and reduce the power for the smaller smoothie cup and blending bowl (included with this model). The same wireless technology also future-proofs the Vitamix Ascent by offering the facility for firmware upgrades down the line, should you need them.
The bowl and cup kit with blade and lids allows easy blending of smaller recipes like baby foods, dressings and dips and the 600ml smoothie cup comes with a drinking lid that’s better than most. The cup fits easily in the fridge door or into your vehicle cup holder with your freshly blended smoothie to go. There’s also a low profile tamper included for those times when it might help to guide ingredients into the blending blades with thicker recipes like nut butters or frozen desserts. There’s a stand with the tamper that easily attaches to the blender, keeping it tidy and to hand. Ever find it annoying that you can’t get every last bit of your healthy whole food recipe out of the bottom of your blender jug? You’re covered for that too with another accessory – the under blade scraper will help you recover every last morsel of deliciousness!
The digital display continues the elegant and futuristic theme of the front panel, with a clear view of what is going on with the cycle you’ve chosen and we love the locking lids on the jug which double up as a safety interlock switch to prevent you switching the blender on until everything is safe and secure. Offering plenty of power for raw food recipes and with the super tough metal to metal drive system, the Vitamix A3500i brings all the power and durability we’ve come to expect from this iconic American name. You’ll probably never need it, but the 10 year warranty service from Vitamix is also second to none.
Read the manufacturer’s brochure for the standard Ascent A3500i here.