CIA Professional Series - with Compact Container

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The Culinary Institute of America trusts Vitamix machines for training the next generation of professional chefs and assisting with cutting-edge recipe development. This model offers a powerful motor with Variable Speed Control to process a variety of textures and ingredients, while a compact, 48-ounce container balances small family meals with convenient under-the-cabinet storage.

Create smoothies, hot soups, and frozen desserts in a single machine.

48-ounce container is designed to fit under most kitchen cabinets.

Package contains two cookbooks, including Recipes from the CIA Master Chefs.


Your machine is designed and built for outstanding performance and unsurpassed durability. When purchasing a Vitamix, you’ll enjoy:

  • Easy-to-use equipment paired with extreme versatility
  • The ability to chop, cream, blend, heat, grind, churn, and more, with a single machine
  • Quick and easy self-cleaning with a drop of dish soap and warm water; just run on High for 30 seconds
  • 7-year full warranty
  • Ongoing recipe ideas and community support

Special offer for current owners: Trade in your current Vitamix toward an upgrade! Learn more

In the Box:

Create Recipes Cookbook

Create Recipes contains over 300 restaurant-quality recipes, including a section contributed by professional chefs and a step-by-step getting Getting Started guide.

CIA Master Chef's Cookbook

Recipes from the CIA Master Chefs is a collection developed in the 41 teaching kitchens and bakeshops at the Culinary Institute of America.

CIA Professional Series DVD

The Let's Get Started DVD, illustrating all the basics covered in your Getting Started guide.


The Mini-Tamper is included to help you process thick mixtures like peanut butter and frozen desserts. It fits securely into the 48-ounce container with a special collar designed to prevent it from hitting the blades.

Unit Dimensions:

  • 17.4 in tall (with 48-ounce container in place)
  • 8.75 in deep
  • 7.25 in wide
  • 10 lb 9-ounce
  • cord length: 6 ft

Vitamix Blender Base:

  • 2-peak HP motor
  • 120 volt, 60 Hz 11.5 amps (North America)
  • Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system

Vitamix 48-ounce Container:

  • Height: 10.25 in
  • 48-ounce rated capacity
  • BPA-free Eastman Tritan® copolyester
  • Blades: Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades measuring 3-in diameter to ensure a consistent blend every time
  • Spill-proof, vented lid with plug for safely adding ingredients while machine is running
  • Mini-tamper with collar to prevent tool from hitting the blades

Salsa Recipe - Salsa Verde


  • 1 pound (454 g) tomatillos, hull removed, cleaned
  • 1-1/2 medium onions, 6-1/2 ounces (180 g), peeled, quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup (8 g) cilantro leaves
  • salt, to taste


  1. Toss the tomatillos, onions, garlic, and chile in olive oil. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  2. Place under a preheated broiler and cook until the ingredients begin to char and release their juices, stirring mixture after 5 minutes.
  3. Allow vegetables to cool slightly. Place vegetables, lime juice, and cilantro into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  6. Blend for 15 to 20 seconds, or until smooth, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades
  7. Season with salt, to taste.

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So far I've only used it for smoothies, but compared to my old Montel Williams blender you haven't had a real home made smoothie until you've made one in a vitamix! Can't wait to try it on some of the other recipes! I love it!

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