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A Powerful Pairing

Our top blender, now available with our most versatile container.


Introducing the Ascent® Series A3500 with Stainless Steel Container

We paired the unmatched power and innovation of the Ascent Series with the benefits of stainless-steel cookware. Blend steaming hot or ice cold, and never worry about container scratches or stains.

Restaurant-Quality Results at Home

Enjoy cutting-edge blending technology and powerful performance paired with our most versatile container yet. Blend without limits and unlock your culinary creativity.

Featured Recipes

Blend almost anything - steaming-hot, ice cold, and everything in between. And since this container is scratch, stain, and odor resistant, it's perfect for grinding spices, grains, and other tough ingredients.

Ground Cornmeal

Whole-grain grinding is made easy in the Vitamix, so you can enjoy all your favorite recipes after a simple blend and get the most out of your container.

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Cauliflower and Eggplant Tikka Masala

Curry typically takes a long time with many pieces of equipment, but this recipe sticks to one pot and one blending container. Let the Vitamix do all the prep for you, getting your meal to the table quickly!

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Harissa Spice Blend

Unlike some store-bought spice blends, you know exactly what goes into this one. Vitamix has the raw power to pulverize the toughest seeds to create this nice, not overly-spicy harissa seasoning blend.

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Five program settings (for Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts, and Self-Cleaning) automatically adjust to the container size you’ve selected. Built-in wireless connectivity pairs with a range of containers and attachments.

Stainless steel cookware is a staple in both home and professional kitchens, and for good reason. It’s incredibly durable, versatile, and easy to clean – all qualities Vitamix owners value in a blending container. And, since it comes with a clear, BPA-free lid, you can monitor and adjust blends without stopping the machine.

Program Settings
Five program settings ensure walk-away convenience and consistent results.

Touch Interface
Touchscreen controls give the machine a sleek silhouette and are easily wiped clean.

You’re In Control
Variable Speed Control and Pulse feature let you manually fine-tune the texture of any recipe.

Built-In Wireless Connectivity
The motor base is able to read the container size you’ve chosen and automatically adjust program settings and maximum blending times accordingly.

Programmable Timer
A built-in timer helps avoid over- or under-processing your custom recipes. Set the timer to the length of your blend, and it will turn the machine off automatically.

Pair with Any Self-Detect Containers
Add a range of compatible container sizes, building a customized blending system designed to fit your needs.

Durable Container
Cookware material preferred by professionals

Non-Reactive Material
Blend hot, cold, acidic, and more. Please use oven mits for hot blends.

Easy to Clean
Dishwasher-safe container and lid

Odor & Stain Resistant
Leave past blends in the past

BPA Free & Dishwasher Safe
The container and lid are dishwaser-safe and the lid is made up of BPA-free Eastman Tritan™.

What comes in the box

A3500 Black Stainless Faceplate
Motor Base
48-ounce Stainless Steel Container
s2 tamper closeup on grey 620 x 620
S2 Low-Profile Tamper
Ascent Series Cookbook
Simply Blending Cookbook
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Product Specifications

Capacity: 48-ounce container
Dimensions: 13 x 12 x 17 inches
Weight: 15.6 lbs
Use: Household
Material:Stainless steel container, Tritan™ lid
Manufacturer: Vitamix

Ascent 10-Year Warranty

10-Year Full Warranty

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

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Explore all the amazing things you can make with your Vitamix

From steaming-hot soup to frozen sorbet, from chunky salsa to silky smoothies and more!

Explore all the amazing things you can make with your Vitamix

From steaming-hot soup to frozen sorbet, from chunky salsa to silky smoothies and more!

A3500 with Stainless Steel Container is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 3948.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A3500 Healthy Healing Body Choice I wanted my Vitamix to think for itself, meaning that I could place all my ingredients in the mixer, press one button and the Vitamix does the rest. This is exactly what i found with the A3500 Vitamix. Recently making a large life style change to Whole Fresh Foods after a diagnosis of cancer, purchasing a Vitamix was first on my list to recovery. Top quality in the A3500 Vitamix, Various Button Selections on the front of the blender make it a breeze when creating a Smoothie to a Fresh Sauce. Very easy to use and cleaning the blender is a snap. A3500 Vitamix - Thank you for being with me and helping my body become Healthy and Healing again.
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable quality I have had 2 previous Vitamix models purchased in 2011 and 2012 and both have performed very well. The first was gifted to my step son. The second and this newest purchase are in my home and I couldn't be any more pleased with it's performance. The only minus in the rating from a 5 star is that if a customer such as myself buys multiple containers at once as I did this past holiday season some sort of a better discount should have been offered for a large purchase with multiple accessories including multiple containers, scales, scrapers, filtration bags, smaller containers and smoothie cups. It's only fair. Thank you Regards...G.Rosado.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The blender that ruins all other blenders for you I bought the A3500 about 3 months ago. Purchasing a Vitamix is an investment, especially when you're looking at models like this. Though there was no doubt that I wanted a vitamix, I went back and forth between the A3500 and the Pro 750 for MONTHS. I grew up with a classic Vitamix and so I was automatically attracted to the nostalgia of the Pro 750. But after digging more into it, I realized that I didn't want to miss out on the new technology included with the A3500. Though I have yet to connect to the app and use the manual dial more than any pre-set program, I have 0 regrets in choosing this model because I know it will give me the best of the best for years to come.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This machine is GOLD!!! I'm not one to eat many fruits and veggies... I purchased this machine with the hopes to change that. Since I've received it, I've replaced 2 meals a day with blended fruits and vegetables and it's actually been very enjoyable. I love cooking and trying new recipes and have found some favorites! I recently made Butternut Squash soup in this machine and it was so amazingly easy and quick! I've wanted a Vitamix for many years and the price kept me from purchasing one. This machine has changed the way I eat and my only regret is that I didn't purchase a Vitamix years ago! It's worth every penny and more!
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A3500 Red Been using this beautiful candy apple red A3500 for a week now and am completely satisfied. Upgraded from a Ninja Auto IQ single serve that burned its motor after 2 years of moderate use. I like the 64oz container and self-clean feature. It’s unbelievable to watch it blend everything and anything. Used the Aer for lemonade and it was amazing. Use it mainly for smoothies with spinach in them. Compared to previous blender it’s not loud like others say. I recommend this blender if you’re a smoothie fan and want perfect smoothies. Glad Vitamix had it in my favorite color. If you’re looking for quality, longevity and satisfaction, get this one. It’s modern and have fantastic features.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from absolutely terrible! I have had a Vitamix before and unfortunately gave it away. I purchased this one and it is so awful. The container is too wide for the blade to catch on to the content, so it turn idle. You have to poor so much liquid in it that it will turn. The hard plastic stays stained, no matter how much you clean. The tamper is useless. The hard plastic lid fades in comparison to the older models rubber lid. The response of the touchscreen is delayed. Every time I use this machine (which I try to minimize) I get so upset of its un-function-ability. My old flour container does not fit the base, so I cannot use it any longer. Worst appliance purchase in my life!
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Regrets It's difficult to put into words how much I love this blender. I don't regret the money for a second and vitamin will definitely be a staple in my kitchen for the rest of my life. It makes eating healthier easy and fun. I love trying out new recipes and seeing what crazy ways I can hide veggies to get my boyfriend to eat, who is seriously a meat and potatoes guy. I have him eating broccoli soup and green juice. It also makes me more confident to try new baking recipes, like the flan I made for Easter family dinner. Made the texture so smoothe. I'm confident any issues that might come up will be addressed by vitamin customer service.
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultimate Time Saver! If you love to cook with dried roasted chile pods, this blender is worth every penny! I am New Mexican and every year, it's custom to make red chile puree (caribe). Soak your chile pods and blend! You do not need to strain the chile skin, it is 100% pureed and ready to pour into your containers to freeze. Clean up is a breeze! (If you know, you know)! I will say that you do need to empty and rinse your blender container right away to avoid staining issues. If it does stain, it will wash right out in the dishwasher. You can also purchase the stainless steel container if you wish to keep your food staining products like curries, tumeric, and red chile pods.
Date published: 2021-09-22
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