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  • Blending Bowl Starter Kit
  • Ascent series container 8oz environment
  • Ascent Series cupconnect bladebase angle


Pair these Blending Bowls with your Ascent™ Series blender to create small batches of dips, baby food, smoothie bowls, and salad dressings, then immediately serve, store, or pack them in lunches. The convenient size is also perfect for quickly chopping ingredients like garlic and onion.

Blend & Store
Package includes one blade base and two 8-ounce blending bowls with stackable lids.

Versatile Applications
Blending Bowls can be used to chop ingredients for any meal and make dips, spreads, dressings, smoothie bowls, and baby food.

Bowls are made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan®.

Long-Lasting Blades
Laser-cut blades are crafted from the same hardened stainless steel as Vitamix full-size machines, delivering better blends and longer life.

The bowls, lids, and blade base are all dishwasher-safe.

SELF-DETECT® Technology
Your Ascent™ Series blender will recognize the bowls and automatically adjust blend settings for their smaller size.

For use with the Vitamix® Ascent™ Series blenders sold in US, CA, or MX only; includes the A2300, A2500, A3300, and A3500

Shop compatible Ascent™ Series blenders

What comes in the box

Two 8-ounce Bowls & Two Lids
Ascent Series cupconnect bladebase angle
Blade Base

Product Specifications

Compatibility: Ascent Series
Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.8 inches
Capacity: 8-ounces
Weight: .858 lbs.
Material: Cups (Tritan), Storage Lid (Polypropylene), Blade base (delrene), Blade (Stainless Steel)
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

Three 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.

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Blending Bowl Starter Kit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 421.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better in theory than in practice These bowls function as described. I have a brand new Ascent 3500 and have not had any trouble getting the blender to recognize the containers. A small container is exactly what I wanted—the problem is they are too small. The 1 cup size is perfect in theory, but in practice your yield for 1 cup of ingredients is often barely a half cup, maybe even less. A 16 oz container to yield 1 cup finished would probably be perfect. I know there is the 20 oz smoothie cup, but I don’t want a nut butter down in the narrow part of that container. Hopefully Vitamix will make a larger small-cup option. If so, I’ll be first in line to buy!
Date published: 2018-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wouldn't Buy Again These are extremely touchy to get the machine to auto-recognize they are indeed connected correctly. I figured out if you place the cups on the blender, then make an additional tight turn, they connect. Unfortunately, I'm still unsure how to best use these because what I purchased them for, smaller batches of homemade nut butter, simply do not work well because you cannot "tap down" or get it to fully mix (ie. use of the tamper in the larger blender). I tried to make guac as well, and that didn't mix well either. I wish I would have continued the return process when I could. Unfortuantely, I'm not finding these useful in the least.
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed These were so bad, I had to return them and find another brand for my food processing needs. Every time I tried to use these, they were useless. If I screwed the blade onto the container too tightly, the blender wouldn’t sense it. I had to loosen it to the point where it was barely unsealed. Then to get the blender to recognize that, I had to keep taking it out, turning it, putting back in, repeat. I would turn the blender on, hold it still to give it some sort of securing, and of course with it being unsealed, the food would start leaking everywhere. I tried it several times before just sending it back to get a refund.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad design I am very happy with my ascent 3500, and thought these small bowls would be the perfect accessory for making pestos and dips, and then be able to store them easily in the same container. The system works well as far as the blending goes, but for storage it is a disaster and unsanitary. Having the bowls threaded on the inside, and having the lid fit inside it, makes it very difficult to not have food trapped in the threads. It's also very hard to clean the threads once food is in the container. While the bowls are aesthetically interesting, on practical terms they are kind of a failure. There's a reason jars and lids fit the way they do. Don't reinvent the wheel.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I eagerly awaited the delayed release of the small blender bowls for the Ascent series. After only 2 uses, my model 3300 no longer senses the first bowl. I have not yet tried the second bowl. I will be calling Vitamix and I'm confident they will make good but I should not have to do that. These accessories are overpriced to begin with and should work for more than a few minutes. On another note, I agree that the new accessories should be retrofitted to the older, terrific machines. I have a personal blender with a 20 oz cup but cannot use it with my 3300. What a waste of money to be forced to buy a second blade assembly and 2 more blender cups! No wonder loyal Vitamix consumers complain!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Frustrating and sorry I upgraded to be able to use Bought my third Vitamix to upgrade to the top of the line from machine just below it so I could use these bowls as well. Gave away all my other chopper type appliances so I could just use this for herbs as well as small quantity items. They are so difficult to get machine to recognize. Even after going to YouTube to watch help videos I gave up and chopped all the herbs for a huge omelet I was making for a group. Never got it to work and in all honesty if it that hard too it is a waste of time and money. Disappointed since I love Vitamix machines.
Date published: 2019-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IN THE SAME BOAT I purchased a Professional 500 series blender because it is designed for smaller batches, but still disappointed as I mostly blend less than a cup at a time and have to stop and scrape, stop and scrape and it doesn't always get the consistency I want. Went through the same thing as this other lady did. Couldn't return, etc. I just want to be heard that I also want to be able to have these small size blending bowls available for my machine also. Would love to know if that's going to happen or not. Other than that I'm very happy with my Vitamix. I just hope, that those of us who purchased prior to the new models will also be able to have this available to us. For me it would affect up to 85% of my use of my Vitamix!!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Will not recognize the blade base I purchased this through WS along with my A3500. This blade base has yet to be detected through the "Self Detect" technology. I replaced it through Williams Sonoma and the second set arrived and also same issue. My A3500 will not detect it at all. I know my A3500 is working as it detects all my other accessories flawlessly. I think this blade base has some design flaw. 0 and 2 so far. I have an email into the Service Dept. will wait to see what they say.
Date published: 2018-02-11
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