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Vitamix A3300 belongs to the Ascent Series. It’s the brand’s line of smart blenders with high-tech features and a fantastic set of accessories. Perhaps, a whole new level of blending experience, if you will.
It’s slightly cheaper than the flagship Vitamix Ascent blender for two reasons. It doesn’t have built-in preset buttons, and it only comes in three finishes. But, don’t get me wrong, it’s as versatile as its more expensive sibling.
Once you pair it with Vitamix’s App, you’ll unlock all of its blending capabilities. Making smoothies, hot soups, purees, and frozen desserts will be just one tap away.
If you like, you can also operate it manually through its modern control panel. It comes with a 10-speed turn dial, a digital timer, and pulse control.
Now, let’s take a look at its pros and cons:
- Simple yet classy design
- Touchscreen interface
- Variable 10-speed dial control with pulse feature
- Compatible with Vitamix Perfect Blend App
- Includes 64-ounce (1.89 L) low-profile container
- Ounce and cup measurement markings
- Transparent lid for a better view
- The lid plug doubles as a measuring cup
- Durable laser-cut stainless steel blade
- Built-in wireless connectivity
- Programmable timer
- Numerous attachments to choose from with Self-Detect technology
- Dishwasher safe and self-cleaning feature
- 10-year warranty
- High-end product with a premium price tag
Vitamix A3300 Features
The Vitamix A3300 can pretty much do the same thing as the A3500. It can make smoothies, crush ice, make hot soups, spreads, dips, frozen desserts, and so on.
Here’s a partial list of what it’s capable of:
*This will work best with the Dry Grains attachment.
That’s just a tiny part of its functionality—wait until you see its accessories.
Right now, the question is: Does it have a steep learning curve?
Ease of Use
Without the app, Vitamix A3300 pretty much works like a classic blender with a digital interface. You have no choice but to install the Perfect Blend app if you want to take advantage of all the cool features.
That’s a point against the A3300 blender. It’s pretty convenient to have shortcut buttons for self-cleaning, making smoothies, spreads, soups, and frozen treats without reaching for your smartphone.
In terms of maintenance (if you don’t have the app), it’s still possible to clean your blender hands-free. Just add warm water halfway through, then put a few drops of dishwashing soap. Run it for 30 seconds up to a minute, give it a quick rinse, and you’re done.
The extensive touchscreen interface allows you to wipe it with a damp cloth. You’d rarely find any food bits in-between as there are no physical buttons.
Vitamix Ascent A3300 is one of the smartest blenders in the market. It has a fully digital touch screen interface, which you’ll rarely see in competing products.
Things will get more exciting when you pair your A3300 with Vitamix’s Perfect Blend App.
You’ll have access to a long list of presets—smoothies, hot soups, frozen desserts, spreads, chop dry ingredients, nut butter, foam milk, salad dressing, grind spices, baby food, marinades, frozen cocktails, nut milk, thick dips, batter, acai bowl, and self-cleaning at a push of a button.
Not to mention that the app comes with 500 step-by-step recipes.
I haven’t even talked about Vitamix’s self-detect technology.
The brand has a range of accessories that are self-detect enabled. You can purchase an additional container, maybe a 20 oz (591 mL) blending cup,or an 8 oz (240 mL) blending bowl.
If you run any of the 17 presets above, you won’t have to worry about over or under-blending your recipe. The blending time will automatically adjust to the size of the container.
The preprogrammed settings, along with its self-detect feature, will guarantee a perfect blend every time.
See Vitamix A3300 in action
Here’s a quick video demo of Vitamix Ascent A3300, see it for yourself.
Vitamix A3300 Accessories
One of Vitamix’s strengths is its wide array of accessories. You can turn your blender into a proper food processor or a grain mill with the right attachment. Or maybe, you just want an extra container, or you need a personal travel cup?
Extend your Vitamix A3300 functions with these BPA-free and dishwasher-safe containers.
64 oz (1.89 L) Container -Included
Model # 63126
By default, you’ll get this 64-ounce (1.89 L) self-detect low profile container. It’s the perfect all-in-one jar for a big family, capable of making 6-12 servings of smoothies.
48 oz (1.4 L) Container
Model # 063852
This self-detect enabled low-profile 48-ounce (1.4 L) container is a perfect companion for your complimentary pitcher. If you’re using your blender for various recipes, it’s pretty convenient to have an extra container.
48 Oz (1.4 L) Dry Grains Container
Model # 063884
You can turn your Vitamix A3300 blender into a proper grain mill with this 48-ounce (1.4 L) low-profile self-detect container. It’s specially built for pulverizing dry grains. It features a reverse vortex that prevents grains from clumping at the chamber’s center for a finer and more consistent grind.
Stainless Steel Container
Model # 067891
This 48-ounce (1.4 L) stainless steel container is perfect for chefs and perfectionist home cooks. It’s highly durable, non-reactive, and odor and stain-resistant; best suited for hot, tricky items and even acidic ingredients.
8 oz (240 mL) Blending Bowl Starter Kit
Model # 66196
One thing to love about the Vitamix Ascent series is this 8-ounce (240 mL) blending bowl starter kit. It’s a cute yet functional accessory, perfect for making spreads, dips, and sauces. Unless you have a party, this 8 oz container is more than enough.
Aer Disc Container
Model # 065421
With the Vitamix Aer Disc attachment, you can whip, emulsify, froth, and muddle drinks. It’s a new exciting product from Vitamix that is trying to challenge your good-old hand mixer. Or perhaps it’s in a whole new product category.
Vitamix Perfect Blend Smart Scale and App
This Vitamix Smart Scale works in tandem with Vitamix’s Perfect Blend App. It will guide you through its library of hundreds of 500 recipes and counting.
Say you want to make a smoothie; it will tell you precisely what ingredient to add and precisely how much in a step-by-step fashion.
Model # 061725
Here’s the best part:
Most of the containers above have Self-Detect technology, which automatically adjusts the blending time of your recipe.
How cool is that?
The Vitamix A3300 Ascent Blender is a high-powered smart blender. It highlights a 1500-watt motor or 2.2 horsepower capable of crushing ice in seconds. Also, the Vitamix A3300 can connect to a mobile application, opening up 500+ recipes and 17 walkaway blend settings. More importantly, it has a modern touchscreen aesthetic.
|Brand/Series||Vitamix Ascent Series|
|Model #||KC33000 / VM0185|
|Ratings||4.8 out of 5|
|Speed||10 variable speed settings with pulse feature|
|Container capacity||64 oz (1.89 L) pitcher|
48 oz (1.4 L) pitcher
20 oz (591 mL) cup
8 oz (240 mL) bowl
|Colors||Brushed Stainless Metal Finish|
|Dimensions||11 x 8 x 17 in|
|Cord Length||4 ft (121.92 cm)|
|Application||Home & Personal Use|
|Related Products||Vitamix Ascent A2500, Vitamix Ascent A2300, Vitamix Venturist, Vitamix Ascent, Ninja Foodi Cold and Hot Blender, KitchenAid K400, KitchenAid K150|
Vitamix A3300 is a feature-rich premium smart blender just in time for the digital age. It’s one of the first blenders that you can control with your smartphone. Who knows, maybe in the future, it will take Alexa, Siri, or Google voice commands.
So, if you’re looking to upgrade your classic blender to a more modern machine, give Vitamix Ascent A3300 a go.
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