Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender [Review]


Based in Ohio, Vitamix is a privately operated company that has a history of offering impressive high-performance blenders for consumers and restaurants. Vitamix blenders have a huge and loyal following and for a good reason. The company’s newest is the Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 smart blender and has everything you need in a blender. It is self-cleaning, time-saving and sleek looking super blender.

Features that Makes Vitamix A3500 Ascent Smart Blender Stand Out

5-program setting
The Ascent A3500 features five program settings for frozen desserts, smoothies, hot soups, dips and spreads, and self-cleaning. It also has ten variables for speed control as well as a touch screen digital timer. Apart from the speed control, all other controls are touch screens. The machine also features built-in wireless connectivity. This enables the motor base to identify the selected container size automatically and adjust the maximum blending time and other settings accordingly.

Programmable timer
The A3500 also includes a useful timer display with a touch screen to make it easy to set a specific time for blending. The timer displays the minutes and seconds set for blends. With the big 64 oz. container, the motor runs for six and a half minutes after which it stops. However, the soup program on this blender lasts for about five and a half minutes.

Digital knob
This blender has a digital knob. This knob has good size and gently clicks between the speeds settings. After the blending has stopped, the speed settings reset to 1 which is excellent if you leave the speed setting on high. The cool thing with this is that it prevents the mess that could happen if the blender unexpectedly starts at max speed with the lid off.

Clear lid
Another decent feature is the clear lid which unlike the previous black lids, ensures you get a clear view of the contents from the top. Apart from allowing you to appreciate the view of what is going on inside the blender, this new lid also offers a better seal. With this Ascent lid, you can blend a large amount of thin liquid without worrying about occasional leaks. The newly designed lid also has snaps on which make a satisfying click when being locked on.

Dishwasher safe
Another good thing with the Vitamix A3500 is that it’s dishwasher safe. Well, for most people, they find it better to just rinse their blender and then run it with warm soapy water. But if you don’t want to do more than just rinse it, then running it through the dishwasher is allowed.


  • Very powerful motor to pulverize the ingredients smoothly

  • 5 program settings for dips and spreads, hot soups, frozen desserts, smoothies and self-cleaning

  • 10 variable speed controls

  • Large-sized 64 oz. container

  • Touch screen controls for easy use

  • Features a see-through container and lid for easy monitoring

  • Has a built-in wireless connectivity

  • The blender adjusts to the size of container selected

  • Has pulse control which allows you to chop ingredients that you don’t want to puree

  • Dishwasher-safe

  • 10-year full warranty which means that Vitamix will cover all labor costs and parts in case of repair


  • It’s relatively expensive

In case you need a beautiful high-end blender, the Vitamix Ascent A3500 is a great choice. Although you may have to spend some extra money but you can be sure of getting one of the best blenders in the market.

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