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Use your Vitamix Ascent™ Series blender to make personal smoothies for every member of the family—and avoid washing extra dishes. The Blending Cups Starter Kit lets you blend individual beverages right inside your travel cups and immediately take them to go.

Blend & Travel
Package includes one blade base and two 20-ounce blending cups with spill-proof lids.

Versatile Applications
Blending Cups can be used to chop ingredients for any meal and make smoothies, juices, salad dressings, and more.

Easy Storage
The tapered design fits easily into car cup holders and the refrigerator door.

Cups are made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan®, and insulated to maintain cold temperatures.

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 cups, lids, and blade base are all dishwasher-safe.

SELF-DETECT® Technology
Your Ascent™ Series blender will recognize the cups 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

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What comes in the box

Ascent Series cupconnect bladebase angle
Blade Base
Ascent Series Container 20oz starter self detect
Two SELF-DETECT™ 20-ounce container cups

Product Specifications

Compatibility: Ascent Series
Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.8 x 9.8 inches
Capacity: 20-ounces
Weight: 1.2 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 Cup Starter Kit is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 617.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Blending Cups and Jars I've been waiting for these jars and cups to come out for use with my Ascent Series blender. They are a great addition to the blender. I ordered both at the same time. I use the jars to puree ginger, and the cups are perfect for smoothies. My son recently got his wisdom teeth out and so I'd have smoothies all prepped for him, he'd just take them out of the fridge, put them on the blender, hit smoothie and exchange the blades for the lid...super easy. My only issue is that you cannot (as of yet) get the jars or cups without having to buy another base. I would have been fine with just one base...after all, you can only blend one thing at a time.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Convenient but flawed These are convenient for single serving smoothies but do not blend very well due to the poor design. The top of the container tapers into a smaller diameter. Frozen fruit often gets stuck and does not come down to the blade. I also tend to experience more cavitation with these containers. I find that I have to stop the blend several times to open and manually move/stir the contents in order to achieve a somewhat adequate blend/texture. The containers are also heavier than I imagined so I can't drink from them and have to transfer the contents to a glass. I appreciate that Vitamix made this size but believe they need to be redesigned for better function.
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My Ascent 2500; Question About Accessories My A2500 is one of the best kitchen purchases I have ever made! So happy that I did thorough research and decided on the gold standard Vitamix over lesser brands. I'm proud to be a native of Cleveland, home of Vitamix! Here's my question about the accessories: Does the same adapter base work for both the 20 oz containers and the 8 oz blender cups? If so, wouldn't it be nice to offer a starter kit with one of each instead of two of the same size? Also, will the Vitamix site offer the cups as separate purchases for people who already have the adapter base? I noticed that Williams Sonoma sells the containers separately.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tired of unrelated, regative reviews I am looking forward to pair these single serve cups with my new ascent blender. As with all the vitamix products I ever purshased and received as gifts, I am sure the perfomance will be outstanding. These dishwasher safe cups will definitely make my morning smoothie routine a lot more convenient. Also, unrelated, negative reviews related to people unhappy about the blending cups not accommodating their older blenders are simply beyond me. How can you expect vitamix to innovate and dominate the market while keeping the same mechanics and form over the years? The ascent series is quite an improvement in comparison to the past vitamix blenders I've owned.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ok As a single person, I'm actually so sorry I purchased all these massively expensive products. I first got the Vitamix Ascent blender, then knew right off that the container it came with was WAY too big for most of my daily needs, so I waited and waited and waited for these and the blending blows to become available, finally ended up buying them elsewhere and, I have to say, they do not work anywhere near as well as the bullet-type, much less expensive blender I always had! And they don't accommodate as much! Does it work, yes, it works...but I'm not impressed. Definitely having buyers remorse!
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ascent blending cups - Not worth it. I bought the Ascent series because I wanted the blending cups also. Unfortunately the blending cups are so new that weren't any reviews yet. I am incredibly disappointed in them. Basically, it just doesn't blend well at all. I put the ingredients in the order they suggest, but the protein powder just doesn't get mixed. It ends up being a lump of yuck at the bottom - even when I blend it again. Even the fruit wasn't blended. I tried making a simple milk shake with chocolate syrup and even that didn't blend well. It definitely isn't worth the money, for any amount.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor design I use the blending cups with the Ascent 3500. I am happy with the Ascent 3500, however, the coordinating Blending cups are beyond disappointing. The narrow cup bottom does not allow the fruit to drop to the blades. Many times there are frozen chunks, bits, etc, left in the mixture.There is a lot of STOPPING, SHAKING and TAPPING during the blending cycle. REPEATING the smoothie cycle is usually necessary. When the blending is finished, the smoothie is less than cold and the cup is inches from being full. The Ascent does 'auto detect' the blending cups, however, when I switch back to the blender, the unit needs to be switched off then on to 'reset'. On the blending cup, The metal gear that spins the blade gets very hot even after one cycle. It is my feeling the Blending cups should be redesigned.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money Bought the 20 oz blending cups when they were first available. Often I get a error message on the Ascent 3500 Vitamix & it will not blend at all & that happens even when the arrows are lined up. Lining up the arrows is challenging, I keep other Vitamix containers at least 3' away from the Vitamix blender because the magnetic components can interfere with the different blending containers. 9 times out of 10 when the cup is set in place to blend an error message prohibits the blending. Very difficult to unscreww the blades also.
Date published: 2017-09-11
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