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This container is designed to make small to medium batches of your favorite smoothies, soups, frozen desserts, and more—helping to avoid food waste. Its petite size fits easily below overhead cabinets, and clean-up is a breeze since it’s both self-cleaning and dishwasher-safe.

Self-Detect™ Technology
Your Ascent™ Series blender will recognize the container and automatically adjust blend settings for its size.

Containers and lids are made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan®.

Easy to Clean
Container and lid are both dishwasher-safe, or let them self-clean by blending a drop of dish soap and warm water for 35 seconds.

Long-Lasting Blades
Laser-cut blades are crafted from hardened stainless steel, delivering better blends and longer life.

Specially Designed Tamper
Use the included Tamper to press thick and frozen mixtures toward the blades for faster, smoother blends.

Clear Lid + Lid Plug
A clear lid with leak-proof seal helps you monitor the progress of every blend. A removable, vented lid plug lets you make hot soup, add ingredients while blending, and doubles as a 2-ounce measuring cup.

Medium Batches
The size and shape of the 48-ounce container is ideal for blending medium batches for small family meals.

This container can be used with all full-size Vitamix® blenders, however SELF-DETECT™ features are only available with Smart System machines.

What comes in the box

48-ounce Container with SELF-DETECT™
Low-Profile Tamper
Low-Profile Tamper

Product Specifications

Compatibility: Ascent™ Series 
Dimensions: 6.5 x 8 x 10 inches
Capacity: 48-ounces
Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz
Blades: Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades measuring 2.8-in diameter to ensure a consistent blend every time
Material: BPA-free Eastman Tritan Copolyester
Care: Quick and easy self-cleaning with a drop of dish soap and warm water; just run on High for 30 seconds
Diswasher Safe?: Yes
Manufacturer: Vitamix - Cleveland, Ohio USA
Full Warranty

3-Year Full Warranty

We stand behind the quality of our containers with full warranties, covering all parts, performance, labor, and two-way shipping at no cost to you. Learn more.

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48-ounce Container with SELF-DETECT™ is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This container is a game changer for me I purchased the Ascent A3500 blender and was getting frustrated, almost to the point of returning it. My batches just never blended the way I wanted or had experienced in my original Vitamix. For example, I especially like to make whole fruit sorbets with frozen fruit. Mine would just spin around the blades and never get smooth enough. I read some reviews about the smaller container and decided to try. OMG! I feel like I should tell my 3500 I'm sorry, it's not you it was me! I was using too large of a container. Now I get the perfect blend every time. If you make batches for just 1 or 2 servings, this smaller container is a MUST.
Date published: 2019-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better for smaller batches. This container is much better for smaller batches or single person use. I think Vitamix should offer their blenders with either the choice of the 48 ounce container or the 64 ounce container instead of only the 64 ounce container and making the consumer spend another $145 for the smaller container. I think they would sell more blenders that way. Aside from that, Vitamix blenders are the best! I am happy I took the plunge and finally splurged for a Vitamix.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size It is my opinion that Vitamix should come with the 48-ounce container instead of the 64-ounce. This is a great size and is easier to use and clean. Also glad the self-detect models now have container options.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great container but old blade removal tool doesn't MY old 48oz container was too loose on my new 7500 so COSTCO had a new one available at the road show. They said it would fit better and it does. 95% of the time we use the 48 oz container. The 64 oz is only for when we have company or are making something like soup. I was surprised that should I need to change out the blade that my old tool will not fit this unit. This is my third Vitamix and we use it 2-3 times a day. Other than the microwave and counter top oven this is the most used small appliance.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice smaller version I love having the smaller version but it doesn't really fit well on the base. It tends to move and sometimes the motor makes a louder noise. I called customer service and they said that is what happens with this smaller container, so I'm guessing it's not harming my whole machine. Otherwise I do like having a smaller container.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Product I am so glad I purchased this additional 48 oz container. Use it all the time. I also use the 64oz that came with the 3500a Vitamix blender... And the 20oz individual containers that were purchased for me as a birthday gift.. I love my Vitamix Blender... Can't believe it is so amazing!!! I use it at least once a day. 48oz makes perfect healthy breakfast smoothies for two. But probably could be 3or 4. Depending on size and contents.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size for most blends I purchased the A3500 and love it but as a single guy, the container was a little big for most of my blends. I purchased the 48oz container and it’s perfect! Worth every penny!
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good size Perfect size and it is easy to clean. I don’t even use the one it came with, it is too big.
Date published: 2017-11-15
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