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    Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 – 64 oz. Capacity Smart Blender w/ 5 Functions

    Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 – 64 oz. Capacity Smart Blender w/ 5 Functions

    If you’re someone who’s committed to living a healthy lifestyle, then having a healthy diet is always a great way to start. On that note, one of the best gadgets that you can get for your kitchen is definitely a blender, as that can make it much easier for you to prepare and eat healthier meals. By using a blender, you can quickly make healthy veggie smoothies and fruit juices, as well as easily prepare healthy homemade sauces and healthier salad dressings. From shredding and mixing, to chopping and crushing, or even puréeing, blenders can truly do it all. So, if you’re looking for a powerful new blender that not only is capable of producing smooth and consistent results, but that can also last you a fairly long time, then the Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 makes for an excellent choice.

    The Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 is a professional-grade smart blender that boasts a 64 oz. Low-Profile Container equipped with Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades, a Motor Base that features a High-Performance Motor and built-in Wireless Connectivity, and a Touchscreen Interface that features 5 different Program Settings.

    The built-in Wireless Connectivity from the blender’s Motor Base makes the Ascent Series A3500 capable of reading the chosen container size and then automatically adjusting its program settings and maximum blending times accordingly.

    In addition, the blender’s 5 Program Settings allow users to very easily prepare smoothies and juices, as well as frozen desserts, hot soups, and also dips and spreads. Last but not least, it’s Self-Cleaning Program makes the task of cleaning the blender a fully automated process, which lasts just 60 seconds or less, with no disassembly required.

    Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 and check our everything that this professional-grade smart blender has to offer.

    DESIGN & SPECS

    Starting with the blender’s size, the Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 comes at a fairly compact size, measuring just 11 inches long by 8 inches wide by 17 inches tall, and weighing only 14.92 lbs.

    Vitamix Ascent Series A3500
    Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 – Measurements

    While its ultra-compact size ensures that the blender doesn’t take too much space from your kitchen countertop, its light weight makes the device fairly portable, meaning that you can easily bring / carry it with you when traveling.

    In terms of its design, this smart blender features a sleek silhouette that portrays a very minimalist and ultra-modern design, which allows it to easily blend in with the rest of your kitchenware.

    Vitamix Ascent Series A3500
    Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 – Minimalist and Modern Design & Ultra-Durable Construction

    Moreover, the Ascent Series A3500 also features a fairly durable construction, as the blender’s body is mainly made of Tritan, a high-quality BPA-free plastic that not only makes the whole device quite sturdy, but also helps to ensure that it can last you a very, very long time.

    Moving on to the blender’s main components. Starting at the top-side of the unit, we have its 64-ounces capacity Low-Profile Container, which comes equipped with a highly-durable Plastic Lid. Note that the blender’s container is dishwasher safe.

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    64 oz. Low-Profile Container

    Note that the blender’s 64 oz. Low-Profile Container features an innovative Precise Design, for which its internal angles are specifically designed to efficiently fold ingredients back onto the blender’s blades for achieving faster and smoother food blends.

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    64 oz. Low-Profile Container – Precise Folding Design

    In addition to its 64 oz. Container, this smart blender also comes together with a durable S2 Low-Profile Tamper made of BPA-free plastic that can be used to more easily process thick mixtures and fully incorporate all ingredients into pretty much any food blend.

    Vitamix S2 Low-Profile Tamper
    The blender’s included S2 Low-Profile Tamper

    Just like the blender’s container, this S2 Low-Profile Tamper is also dishwasher safe.

    Now, at the bottom side of the blender’s 64 oz. Low-Profile Container, we also have a set of four (x4) Laser-Cut Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades, which are extremely resistant to dulling or bending.

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    Laser-Cut Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades

    The blender’s Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades are cleverly designed to produce a Blade Friction Heating process, meaning that they’re capable of reaching speeds fast enough to create friction heat, which ultimately helps to bring cold ingredients to steaming hot temperatures in around six minutes.

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    Blade Friction Heating Design

    Integrated inside the blender’s base, we have a High-Performance Motor that’s used for powering the blender’s Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades.

    The blender’s High-Performance Motor is powerful enough to make the Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 capable of easily blending even the toughest ingredients into smooth blends, no matter if that’s frozen fruit, heavy powder, or a lot of mixed greens.

    Moreover, the blender’s Motor Base also features built-in Wireless Connectivity, which is powered by a Self-Detect Technology that ultimately makes this smart blender capable of reading the container size you’ve chosen and automatically adjusting its program settings and maximum blending times accordingly.

    Thanks to that, users are able to add a range of compatible container sizes and ultimately build a customized blending system that can fit all of their blending needs.

    Last but not least, it’s also worth noting that this smart blender is electric-powered (and not battery-powered), coming equipped with a reasonably long 4 ft. Power Cord. On that note, keep in mind that the blender features a Voltage of 120 V (varying between 50-60 Hz at 12 Amps).

    INTERFACE & DIFFERENT BLENDING PROGRAMS

    As said before, this smart blender also comes equipped with a sleek Touchscreen Interface that’s used as its dedicated control panel, which is also combined with a small Digital LED Display above it that makes it easy for users to configure the blender’s different functionalities according to their personal needs.

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    Touchscreen Interface – Built-In Controls & Digital LED Display

    The blender’s Touchscreen Interface features a very simple layout, with only one single Rotating Dial centered at the bottom-side of all of its Touch Controls, thus making it super-easy for you to clean the blender’s built-in Controls in case of any little splashes during or after blending your recipes. Cleaning the blender’s Control Panel can be done either with a damp paper-towel or with a damp kitchen cloth.

    Now, when it comes to the blender’s Main Controls, there are 5 different Program Settings available for users to choose from, and those include: Smoothies, Frozen Desserts, Hot Soups and Dips & Spreads, along with the blender’s fifth Program Setting, which is its Self-Cleaning Program (discussed in greater detail just ahead).

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    5 Program Settings available – Smoothies / Frozen Desserts / Hot Soups / Dips & Spreads / Self-Cleaning Program

    Via the blender’s first four (x4) Program Settings (meaning its Preset Blending Programs), users can make veggie smoothies and fruit juices, as well as frozen desserts, hot soups, flours and dough, a smooth purée, nut butter, batters, salad dressings, sauces, non-dairy milks, dips and spreads, and much, much more.

    Note that the blender’s 4 Blending Program Settings automatically adjust themselves to the size of the container you’re using, ultimately making it easier for you to process any blending recipes.

    Not only that, but there’s also a built-in Programmable Timer that can be fully configured for each of the blender’s 4 Blending Program Settings and set according to the length of each blend. Once the timer of your chosen Blending Program reaches the end of your pre-configured time-setting, the blender is turned off automatically.

    This built-in Programmable Timer completely helps to avoid both over- and under-processing any custom blending recipes. Thanks to that, users are able to achieve a perfect blend each and every time, no matter what ingredients they’re looking to blend.

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    Built-In Programmable Timer & Variable Speed Controls

    Moreover, there’s also Variable Speed Controls that allow users to adjust the blending speed for each of the blender’s 4 Blending Program Settings according to their needs. Additionally, there’s also a Pulse functionality that allows users to manually fine-tune the texture of any recipe.

    Last but not least, we have the blender’s last Program Setting, meaning its Self-Cleaning Program, which makes the task of cleaning the blender a fully automated process.

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    Self-Cleaning Program

    This Self-Cleaning Program only requires users to fill up the blender’s 64 oz. Container with some warm water and a drop of dish soap, for which the blender then quickly washes itself at its highest speed in just 60 seconds or less, with no disassembly required.

    THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Vitamix Perfect Blend App

    Best of all, since this is in fact a smart blender, the Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 can also be paired with its Vitamix Perfect Blend App in order to unlock its full potential. The Vitamix Perfect Blend App is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices.

    Vitamix Perfect Blend App
    Vitamix Perfect Blend App – 17 Preset Programs

    Via the Vitamix Perfect Blend App, users are offered 17 Preset Programs, along with over 500 simple, yet awesome Blending Recipes that they can quickly learn and prepare with ease.

    Vitamix Perfect Blend App
    Vitamix Perfect Blend App – Over 500 Blending Recipes

    WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

    Inside each package, users will find: their Vitamix Ascent Series A3500’s Motor Base, along with the blender’s dedicated 64 oz. Low-Profile Container, as well as the blender’s included S2 Low-Profile Tamper, and users are also offered a Simply Blending Cookbook, which features healthy and delicious blending recipes that are simple and easy follow.

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    The Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 is a professional-grade smart blender that boasts a 64 oz. Low-Profile Container equipped with Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades, a Motor Base that features a High-Performance Motor and built-in Wireless Connectivity, and a Touchscreen Interface that features 5 different Program Settings.

    The built-in Wireless Connectivity from the blender’s Motor Base makes the Ascent Series A3500 capable of reading the chosen container size and then automatically adjusting its program settings and maximum blending times accordingly.

    Vitamix Ascent Series A3500
    Vitamix Ascent Series A3500

    In addition, the blender’s 5 Program Settings allow users to very easily prepare smoothies and juices, as well as frozen desserts, hot soups, and also dips and spreads. Last but not least, it’s Self-Cleaning Program makes the task of cleaning the blender a fully-automated process, which lasts just 60 seconds or less, with no disassembly required.

    All in all, this smart blender makes for an outstanding gadget to not only have in your kitchen, but also use on a daily basis to quickly and easily prepare many different healthy foods.

    If you’re interested in buying it, each unit is currently going for just $599.95, and each purchase comes accompanied by an awesome 10-Year Full Warranty. You can order yours online right now, either directly from Vitamix’s official shopping page, or alternatively, you can also get it from Amazon, if you’d prefer.

    João Matos
    João Matos
    Soon after getting his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, João Matos joined the GadgetGram team on May 2019. Since then, he has been working as the Content Director, with the main goal of publishing thorough reviews on all sorts of newly released tech-products. In addition, João has also been been working as a senior news writer and news editor at Gadget Gram, as well as the Director of Social Media.

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