Skip To Content
  • 48 ounce Wet Container with Self Detect
  • Wet Overhead on Gray


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®
s2 tamper closeup on grey 620 x 620
S2 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.

Product Resources

Have a question?

Contact customer service!


48-ounce Container with SELF-DETECT™ is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 277.
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 4 out of 5 by from 48oz should come standard, not the 64oz After receiving my Ascent 2500 unit, which comes with the 64oz container, I quickly found that the 64oz container was impractical for my everyday use. That 64oz is huge—much too large to make just 1 smoothie bowl or 1 shake. Vitamix widened the base of these new 64oz containers, so you need more food/stuff in order to cover the blade enough for effective blending. *sigh* So I *had* to purchase this 48oz container separately. Honestly, THIS is the size container that SHOULD come with the blenders—not that 64oz behemoth. The 48oz is better suited for everyday use, IMO.
Date published: 2021-04-09
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 Finally...Açaí success!! I purchased the A3500 after returning my Blendtec as my research indicated it was better at making smoothie bowls. Although the A3500 with the original container was great at making everything else, it fell short at making individual size bowls without adding too much liquid. Because of the wider base, the small amount of items just spin around the edge and do not engage with the blades. I then invested in this smaller container and I am so pleased with it. Smoothie bowls come out perfectly and now I can make things in smaller batches. I would recommend.
Date published: 2019-07-26
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 4 out of 5 by from 48-oz works well over 64-oz for day to day work My Vitamix A3500 came with a 64-oz Container that was just too big to do day to day blending. I purchased the 48-oz Container and that made it much easier to do day to day blending. BUT this 48-oz Container has water and moisture build up in the bottom blade area as shown in the attached photo. I'm am worried about this water build up.
Date published: 2019-12-16
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 5 out of 5 by from Excellent container This container is a versatile option for our A2500. We find that we are using this 2-3 times per day if not more, the size is great for when my wife and I want an evening smoothie. It also is a great all around container for general use. Due to the body style we prefer it to the larger container and now wish this was a “package option”, because it would be pretty popular in that manner. Anyways, my parent’s old 3600+ is still going (35 years strong) so I don’t see us replacing this upgrade anytime soon. The SELF-DETECT series is amazing and with the blender app there are an incredible number of options of programs to use with the container. A must have in my book, and worth every penny we spent.
Date published: 2020-04-06
  • y_2022, m_1, d_26, h_20
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.20
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_98, tr_179
  • loc_en_US, sid_48wetwithselfdetectcontainer, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_vitamix
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 3ms

Due to inactivity, your session has timed out and is no longer active.

Reload the page