Whenever there’s a deal on Vitamix we get excited because, well, it’s a Vitamix and every bit helps. Which is why our Monday got a little brighter when we aw you can save $100 on a Certified Refurbished Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series Smart Blender, normally $400. The deal runs until midnight P.T.
Before you scoff at the word “refurbished,” remember that Vitamix’s refurbished program is pretty strict. Many blenders have never even been used and they all come with Vitamix’s impressive five-year full warranty. Some reviewers claim they wouldn’t have known it wasn’t new if they hadn’t been told otherwise. (And, for reference, a new Ascent A2500 will run you about $500.)
You can take a crash course in Vitamix’s different models here, but the key thing to know about the Ascent is that it’s one of the brand’s most intelligent blenders. Like other Vitamix models, it features a manual 10-speed variable speed dial to let you control your recipe, but also comes pre-programmed with three settings for making hot soups, smoothies, and frozen desserts. The pulse button is handy for breaking up tough ingredients at the beginning of a blend, or for keeping some texture in recipes you might not want totally smooth, such as gazpacho.
The base’s built-in wireless connectivity will also allow the blender to evolve seamlessly with Vitamix’s technology in the future. For example, if you download the Vitamix Perfect Blend App, 17 blender programs and over 500 recipes and instructions will get sent directly to your blender. The low-profile 64-ounce blender jar has the same capacity as Vitamix’s traditional jar design, but can fit into tighter spots on your countertop. With this much versatility — and savings — today is a great time to invest in one of our favorite brands.
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