The Ascent Series Smart System blenders by Vitamix are the only true high-performance blenders that combine wireless connectivity, a safety interlock system and SELF-DETECT technology that will deliver the ultimate blending performance. With three models in the Smart System high-performance blender range, consumers get the same power and versatility no matter which option they choose.

SELF-DETECT technology automatically adjusts the blending time accordingly to the container size used, so a perfect result is achieved every time. The two litre container lid features a safety interlock system that will automatically stop the blades if the lid is removed during blending.

The A3500i (RRP $1,545)features five pre-programmed settings (Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts and Self-Cleaning), a touch screen interface, variable speed control and programmable timer. The A2500i (RRP $1,245)features three pre-programmed settings (smoothies, Hot Soups, and Frozen Desserts), variable speed control and a digital timer. The A2300i (RRP $945)features a variable speed dial, pulse and digital timer. All models feature SELF-DETECT™ technology, safety interlock lid system and blue tooth capability.

The Ascent Range also includes a range of accessories such as 600ml blending cups, perfect for preparing single-portion smoothies and enabling you to blend and go in a single cup. 225ml blending bowls are ideal for smaller quantities such as chopping garlic and onion or making dips, spreads and baby foods. The Ascent machines will sense which container size is on the base and automatically adjust blend settings accordingly.

Each component of a Vitamix blender is selected for its quality and strength. Vitamix machines are hand-assembled in the USA and Ascent Series machines are backed with a full 10-year warranty.