The Vitamix brand is one of the most well known blender brands on the market. Trusted for quality, power, and durability, Vitamix is the blender of choice for aspiring chefs. In this Vitamix A2500 review, we're going to cover one of the hottest blenders on the market today.
We've aimed to answer all of your most burning questions about the Vitamix A2500 as well as highlight some of the stellar features that makes the Vitamix one of the best blenders around.
So, ready your appetite and let's get started!
The Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series is a top of line, smart blender made by Vitamix. Built to last, the A2500 stands a cut above all of the other blender brands on the market thanks to its American made, quality-infused production practices.
Even better, this machine has a brain. That's right. It's hard wired to enable wireless connectivity which is quite an impressive feat for a blender. This machine also uses its brain in a blending system known as SELF-DETECT© in which a variety of containers can be used with the blending base.
But what are brains without beauty? The Vitamix A2500 has got you covered there, too. The blender base is sold in four colors: black, white, red, and slate. Any of these countertop worthy colors are sure to make a bold fashion statement in your kitchen.
Ideal for both beginners and seasoned chefs, the Vitamix A2500 has everything you need to empower your dietary habits. Whether you are a whipping up daily smoothies, fresh salsas, nut milks or margaritas, the Vitamix A2500 can do it all.
In fact, this machine may even take its rightful place as trusted sous chef thanks to its ability to chop, crush, blend, and emulsify just about anything. To sum it up, if you wanna blend it, the Vitamix can handle it.
What We Love
- Sleek design
- Self cleaning feature
- Powerful 2.2 peak horsepower motor
- Variable speed dial
- 64 oz low profile blending container
- Made in the USA
- 10 year warranty
What We Don't Love
- Less affordable
- Not sold with additional attachments
Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series Review
Choosing the blender that is right for you is an important decision and deserves a proper assessment of your unique blending needs. For example, are you someone who prepares daily breakfast smoothies? Or maybe you are someone who hosts an occasional frozen drink happy hour? Further still, maybe you already have a blender and are looking to upgrade.
No matter where you are in your blender journey, it's important to take some time to consider all the ways that you might use your blender. Knowing this will help make your choice much easier. Better yet, dreaming up the ways that you can use your blender for meal creation is also quite fun!
Now that we have considered your unique blending needs, let's dig in to the features, highlights, pros, and cons of the Vitamix A2500.
Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series Specs
2.2 Peak Horsepower
Variable Speed Control, Switches
11" x 8" x 17"
120 V, 50-60 Hz, 12 Amps
Black, Red, White, Slate
SELF-DETECT©, Timer, Pulse, Wireless Connectivity
Vitamix A2500 Quality
When it comes to kitchen blenders, quality is a must. After all, purchasing and using a poorly made blender is a disappointment. If you've ever used a cheap blender, you can definitely relate. There is nothing worse than the burning smell of plastic while you are trying to prepare a simple smoothie.
Blenders are definitely one of those things where you get what you pay for. And although the Vitamix A2500 has a hefty price tag, the quality that you get in return is absolutely unmatched. Let's discuss.
First, Vitamix is proudly fourth generation, American family owned. This translates to some pretty powerful blender knowledge being passed down the family line.
For fun, we dug up one of the very first infomericals of the Vitamix from 1949 showing William G. “Papa” Barnard demonstrating the new, powerful machine. It's awesome to see the long running family commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
Second, the A2500 is backed by a ten year warranty for all parts, performance, and labor. Vitamix will even cover shipping both ways if your blender ever needs a repair. You would be hard pressed to find such a robust warranty with any other blender brand.
Lastly, the Vitamix stands apart from other blender brands in its material construction and quality. The blending container is specially designed to create that familiar Vitamix vortex courtesy of the hardened stainless steel blades. An all metal drive system and a cool running motor allow for smoother blends and longer machine life expectancy.
Vitamix A2500 Blades
The blade technology specific to the Vitamix A2500 is quite impressive. Forged from aircraft-grade stainless steel, these blades are tough. Hey, if it's good enough for aircraft, it's definitely good enough for a blender.
Tough blades translate into the ability to chop, grind, blend, and otherwise pulverize your ingredients in a flash. In short, these blades are so strong that you can make your own homemade nut butters or turn ice into snow in mere seconds. You can even use the A2500 to grind whole coffee beans into fine ground coffee.
There is pretty much nothing to criticize about these blades, but we did want to note that they are not removable for cleaning purposes. So, if you are someone who likes to fully disassemble your blender, then this machine won't be a good choice for you.
The Power of the Vitamix A2500
Let's talk about power! Blender power is one of the most critical features of a blender and the Vitamix A2500 is in no short supply. Rated for 2.2 peak horsepower, this machine can handle even the toughest ingredients.
While there may be other blenders on the market boasting more power, Vitamix argues that you don't need more horses, only better trained ones. In short, this translates to a perfectly controlled motor to blade relationship resulting in smooth, consistent blends.
However, not everyone needs such a powerful machine. If you are someone who only uses your blender for an occasional smoothie, then perhaps a lower powered, personal blender would be best for you.
Nonetheless, if you are looking for impressive speed and power, then look no further than the A2500. With power like this, you won't need another blender.
Vitamix SELF-DETECT© Blending Containers
The Vitamix A2500 is sold with a 64 ounce, low profile blending container. It's made from BPA-free, Eastman Tritan© grade plastic and is marked with both ounces and cups up the side. It also comes with a see-through lid, made from the same material, so that you can monitor your blends from any angle. Even better, it's dishwasher safe.
The entire Ascent Series also boasts a unique line of compatible cups and bowls, sold in 20 ounce and 8 ounce sizes, respectively.
These containers really level up the versatility offered with the Vitamix A2500. We find the cups to be the perfect size for smoothies and milkshakes while the bowls are just right for baby food or a quick serving of crushed nuts.
If you thought that the container options were cool, wait until you hear about how they work with the SELF-DETECT© technology. The entire Vitamix Ascent Series, including the A2500, was designed to auto sense which container is being used.
Simply select a container, load it up with ingredients, and then place it on the blender base. The blender then adjusts its speed and blend settings to accommodate the container size. That means that from the little bowl to cups to the large pitcher, this blender is smart enough to know how to react with each container.
Our only complaint when it comes to containers is that they are all sold separately. Considering the price point of the A2500, it would be nice of them to throw in at least a smoothie cup or something. Nonetheless, we do love the expanded functionality offered with the A2500.
Vitamix A2500 Review Controls and Settings
The Vitamix A2500 definitely does not disappoint when it comes to controls and settings. All buttons are located conveniently on the front of the blender base, situated just below a built in digital timer. The digital timer does two things: counts up to show how long your blends have been processing as well as counts down how much blending time is remaining on a pre-set blend.
For pre-programmed settings, choose from one of the three options: smoothies, hot soup, or frozen desserts. The blender will get to work preparing your ingredients according to the selection that you made. From here, you can go about your other kitchen tasks while the A2500 does the work.
If you aren't into utilizing pre-programmed settings, a variable speed dial puts all the power in your hands. Just turn the dial to the speed that suits you in order to blend manually. If needed, a pulse button can help you perfect your final blend.
Furthermore, Vitamix created a fancy app called 'Vitamix Perfect Blend' which works seamlessly with the A2500 Series thanks to its wireless connectivity ability.
Even better the app also works with all SELF-DETECT© containers, including this 12-Cup Food Processor Attachment. All you have to do is download the app on your smartphone or tablet and enable bluetooth to begin.
Once paired, use the app to expand your blender's default programs. Additionally, the app contains a catalogue of over 500 recipes and features portion adjustment tips, an ingredients log, and much more.
Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series Price
Regarding price, the Vitamix A2500 is one of the most expensive home blenders you can buy. In fact, it's typically twice as expensive as some high quality competitor models and four times as expensive as some budget brands.
If your budget is tight or you are just an occasional blender user, then the Vitamix A2500 may be a bit too much blender for your needs. After all, you work incredibly hard for your money and it's important to spend it wisely. If you still want a quality blender, but don't want to shell out for a Vitamix, a good alternative would be the Blendtec Total Classic Blender or the Cleanblend Commercial Blender.
However, if you are in the market for a new blender and a splurge is in order, then the Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series is sure to meet your needs. Investing in a good quality blender will likely pay itself off year after year while the Vitamix continues to give you premium performance.
Investing in a blender is a huge decision, especially when the one you want has a hefty price point. We love the Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series Blender for it's versatility, quality, and powerful performance. It can blend just about anything in a flash and to top things off, it's also smart. We love to see it!
Above all, be sure to choose a blender that suits your unique needs. This is thing to do in order to be the most happy with your blender purchase. If the Vitamix A2500 isn't for you, then any of these blenders would also make great additions to your kitchen. Happy blending!