Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

If you’re looking for the best commercial blender available on the market, you must have gone through a lot of them without any smart functionalities. But did you know that there are also top rated blenders available that can be controlled wirelessly from the palm of your hand? Well, the Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender is one of those smart wireless blenders.

Why We Like It – Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender

The Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender should pretty much be the go-to blender for both beginners and professional users if you’ve got the money to spend. Not only does it have manual touch controls in front of it, but there’s also an app for iOS and Android that you can use to control this blender.

Pros
  • Five automatic modes
  • Touchscreen controls
  • Brushed stainless steel blades
Cons
  • No easy pouring hatch on the lid

Power

The Ascent Series A3500 features a motor with a peak power of 2.2 HP. That is about 1640 Watts, which should be more than enough for day to day tasks. If you’re willing to let go of the smart features for a more powerful blender, the Vitamix 36019 blender is the way to go.

Speed

You get five automatic settings right out of the box on the touch screen control panel. They consist of a button to make smoothies, hot soup, frozen dessert, spreads, and for self cleaning. And that is not even scratching the surface of everything this blender can do. Variable speed controls are present here, and using the blend app; you can take advantage of 17 different program settings quite easily.

Durability

Well, it’s a Vitamix blender. And most people know that their build quality is excellent. The Ascent Series Blenders are no different. Everything from the low profile pitcher, low profile tamper to the brushed stainless steel blades are durably made.

Versatility & Attachments

Even though the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 comes with way more containers, the Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender handily beats it in the versatility section just because of its wireless app-based controls. And even if you do decide to attach different containers to this blender Vitamix got your back in that case too. It comes with a self detect containers feature, where the jar pad has a sensor built-in to detect the same. And the blender adjusts its speed and power automatically according to the sensor’s input.

Value

From a programmable timer to variable speed controls, the Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender is packed to the brim with different features. And Vitamix’s customer service is top-notch too. So overall, it’s an excellent value for money blender for both a newbie and a professional. But, if the price tag of $700 is too much for you, grab the much cheaper NutriBullet 1200 Watt blender instead.

Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Blender Wrap Up

All in all, the Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series is one of the very few good smart blenders that features wireless connectivity to deliver app-based controls. We hope you’ll find our review helpful in order for you to decide whether or not to go for this blender as your next commercial blender of choice if you’ve got the money to spend.

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