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Designed to process medium batches with a lightweight design that fits easily under most kitchen cabinets.

Tidy Blends

Every angle of the Vitamix container is designed to create our uniquely controlled vortex, systematically folding ingredients back to the blades for faster, smoother blends.

Letting Off Steam

The vented lid and lid plug let you bring dishes to hot serving temperatures right in the container, or add ingredients while blending to adjust texture.

Medium Batches

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

Leak Prevention

Our containers are designed to prevent leaks from entering the motor base, which is the number one cause of failure in lower-quality blenders.


This container can be used with all full-size Classic C- or G-Series Vitamix® blenders. View all Classic blenders.

What comes in the box

48-ounce Container
48-ounce Container

Product Specifications

Compatibility: C-Series blenders / G-Series blenders
Dimensions: 10.25 in
Capacity: 48-ounces
Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz
Blades: Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades measuring 3-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
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 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 630.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Convenient Size I have owned my Vitamix for about 5 years. I love it. One day my old container made a horrible noise and started smoking!!! It was dead! Had to get a new one and decided on the short/squatty one so I could sit it on the counter, under the upper cabinets- great fit. The first time I used it I was surprised how much quieter it was than the old one- I think the bearings had slowly been going bad and had gradually become more and more noisy. I sure am happy with the new container. The only drawback I see is that the handle is hollow which I think will make keeping it clean a bit more difficult. Too bad these cost so much money.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the right size! I received an email about a $50 off special on the 48 oz. container and after reading many great reviews about it, I decided to buy it. I'm so glad I did! I was using the larger one before but got lazy because I would get tired of cleaning it when I made smoothie just for me. With this size, I can make a 1-2 serving smoothie and because it's smaller and shorter, cleaning and storing it is a breeze. It fits under the cabinet on the counter ready to use. Also, I'm only 5 feet tall so it's easier to use. Now I use my Vitamix everyday.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interior scratches and gets cloudy We have had our Vitamix for 2 years and we love it. The only problem is the interior or the plastic container scratches and gets cloudy making it visibly unattractive. Only dish detergent is used to clean it. We only use vegetables in the blender and avoid seeds and acidic substances such as lemons. I'm not sure why this interior deterioration occurs. If you could make a glass or Pyrex container that would be wonderful. But the plastic just doesn't compare with the quality of the machine.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daily use The 48 ounce container is the size that I use the most often. It's perfect for my morning smoothies and for a sweet potato bowl that I make. I also use it for several other things. This is not my first 48 ounce container. I purchased the first one when I bought my Vitamix in 2016. Unfortunately I didn't know at the time to refrain from using silverware (stainless steel) to scrape out the contents. It made my container very cloudy and was impossible to get clear again. I replaced that one and only use a rubber spatula to scrape out contents now. No more problems! By the way, I also have the 32 ounce container and the low profile 64 ounce container. But my 48 ounce container is my go-to indispensable size.
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy Grinding up bones in my Vitamix for dog food finally did in the container, first cracking it and a while later causing it to burst. I was planning to just buy the pitcher itself, but given the prices for that elsewhere versus the entire set up here on the Vitamix website, I just bought the whole thing. I like it. It seems like it’s more attractive than the original container, although the design is the same. The lid snaps on more crisply and the plastic seems more transparent. And of course, I have brand new blades! I’m going to try to be gentler with this one and make sure the bones are a bit soft before I try to grind them up. :-)
Date published: 2019-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 48oz container We have enjoyed our Vitamix for many years. Each morning I prepare breakfast for my wife and myself in our 64oz container and we love it. However, for smaller mixings we thought that it would be good to have a smaller container. We felt that the 48oz would do the job so we ordered it. Unfortunately, we found it to be unbalanced and clumsy to handle. We therefore returned it in exchange for the 32oz container which is perfect. I believe that the sole purpose of the 48oz is to fit under the cupboards of most counter tops which I find unnecessary as you can easily leave the base unit on the counter and store the container(s) in a cupboard. This review of 1 star is for the 48oz container only. Overall our Vitamix is a great product and deserves a 5 star rating.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice that it fits under the kitchen cabinets The size of the container is perfect. The container is just not as nice as the original container that came with the blender. Pouring thicker drinks is very difficult, the spout is square instead of rounded like the original container, it makes a mess. The center piece of the lid is deeper than the original so when running the blender with soap and water to clean, the soap and water does not reach this portion like the original container, therefore hand cleaning is necessary. I do like the gray rubber material the top is made of over the original, it is easier to wipe down and clean and liquid repels off it very easy. I do wish they would have kept the handle made of rubber, this plastic handle is very slippery.
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit into a new space I recently moved and found that my VitaMix no longer could sit on my counter for easy access. The 64 oz container had to rest beside the machine and space is at a premium so this was not an option. I measured and discovered that I only had an 18" clearance! The 48 oz container was a perfect solution. This would make it available for my daily smoothies and BulletProof coffee! The container came with a lid that can be vented as well as the tamper. It is made of BPA free material which self-cleans easily with soap and water on high for 20 seconds. The handle is hollow making it lighter than my original larger container. Great for smaller batches and a space saver for me. I contacted customer service with several inquiries concerning this purchase and I received prompt informative replies. (I had wanted the smaller individual containers which are not manufactured for my model). I am happy with my Vitamix and the smaller container made my new living situation easier to maintain my daily routines.
Date published: 2018-04-12
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