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Vitamix Personal Cup Adapter Review

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Vitamix Personal Cup Adapter

The Vitamix Personal Cup Adapter will be an excellent addition to your kitchen. In fact, the personal cup is second-most famous in the brand’s line of accessories.

It was designed so that you can have a single-serve cup ready to go right after you’re done blending. In other words, you can still have your morning smoothie without worrying about getting late.

Here’s the kicker:

Even when you’re not using it as a blender accessory, you can still use this as a travel cup. Pretty resourceful, don’t you think? And it fares well for several reasons (I’ll discuss it in a bit).

Now: Before I start, please note that this is not compatible with the Ascent Series. If your blender is a Vitamix Ascent, the one that you’re looking for is the Vitamix Blending Cup Kit.

Moving on, let’s talk about this fantastic accessory!

PROS

  • Sleek cup design
  • 20-ounce capacity
  • 2 cups are included
  • It comes with 2 leakproof gasket seals
  • The cups double as travel cups
  • Hardened stainless steel blades
  • Less waste on your blends
  • It keeps your smoothie cold
  • Saves time on your daily morning smoothies
  • BPA-free
  • 3-year warranty
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe

CONS

  • For an exceptional component, it has a premium sticker
  • There is only one size
  • It’s tricky to use
  • You may have to prepare the ingredients before putting them in 
  • More liquid may be required to operate
  • Since the adapter is open, blending with the adapter is louder than average
  • The adapter may be big than just the cups, but it won’t take a crazy space in your kitchen

Vitamix Personal Cup Adapter Features

Application

This accessory can be your perfect companion if you can’t live without smoothies. Who doesn’t love smoothies?

For starters, this cup is specifically for shakes or healthy drinks. It’s a single-serve cup you can easily carry around. So, if your mornings are busy or you usually go on a run, a to-go cup is a win-win. 

You don’t even have to worry about spilling because it comes with a seal that prevents it from leaking.

As a bonus? Your smoothie will stay cold thanks to the Double Insulated Material it’s made with.

Here are the uses for this container:


Smoothies
healthy drinks
Healthy Drinks
marinades
Marinades
salad dressing
Salad Dressing
salsa sauce
Sauces & Dips
baby food
Baby Food

Furthermore, it’s better to not use this container other than its designated purpose. For example, you shouldn’t make soup because it wasn’t made for a hot drink. There’s no vent, so a pressure buildup is likely to happen.

In case your goal for this personal cup is for other things, like dry recipes or hot soups; Then, I’d suggest against it. It won’t work well with other recipes. 

If that applies to you, then you should get a 32-ounce container instead. At least with that, the recipe you can make isn’t as limited as this personal container.

The next question: Is it easy to use?

Ease of Use

vitamix adapterFor the Vitamix Personal Cup Adapter’s usability, I’d give it 3 out of 5. Don’t worry, once you get it, it’ll be effortless. But when starting, there are some things you should know.

Starting with the locking mechanism. Before putting the personal cup, the gasket seal should be put in place to prevent any leaks.

This works like any other, but you have to double-check that you find the sweet spot before tightening it. You also have to make sure that it is tight enough, but not too firm. Too little or too much can lead to leaks.

Here’s the kicker:

Putting ingredients isn’t the same as the regular jar. It has to be inverted, so the solid component goes first, and the liquids should be last. 

Oh, and before you start making smoothies, there is one crucial point you need to know. You should slice your ingredients to at least 1-inch in size. If not, your blender will have a hard time and may not even blend properly. 

You should start at a low speed until the blades clutch the elements, then gradually increase the speed. Since you can’t use a tamper to assist your blender, you might have to shake it from time to time. If it’s still not blending well, you might have to add some more liquids.

By the way, when using the cup to-go, you also have to put the seal on the lid. This will inhibit any possible leaks.

Last but not least, cleaning. It is straightforward to clean, either scrub brushing or dishwasher (top-rack safe). Just make sure to remove the gasket seal before cleaning it. 

Best advice? Please read the manual that comes with it before blending anything.

Other Highlights

The first time you use it, there may be some spills. Don’t get frustrated and consider it a learning opportunity.

Why? Compared to the Ascent Personal Blending cup, this is harder to use for beginners. Especially with the lock, there is no guide on where you need to align it. 

But once you get it? It’s no problem. You might even use it every day!

One other feature worth mentioning is the blades. It’s made with hardened stainless steel blades, just like regular-sized containers!

Considering it’s a small-sized container, I assumed that the blades are made with cheaper materials. But it’s not; it’s still high-quality.  And it comes with a 3-year warranty, so that’s another plus for this accessory.

See Vitamix Single-Serve Cup in action

Don’t take my word for it, watch this video:

Technical Specifications

TypeBlender Accessory
Brand/SeriesVitamix
Price$$
Ratings4.5 out of 5
BladeStainless Steel
Container capacity20 oz
Dishwasher safeYes
BPA FreeYes
Compatible withExplorian Series: E310, E320
Legacy Series: 5200, 5300, 6300, 6500, 7500, 780
Aspire Series
Creations Series
Professional Series
Total Nutrition Center
TurboBlend Series
Dimensions 10 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches
ApplicationHome & Personal Use
Warranty3 Years

Verdict

The Vitamix Personal Cup Adapter should be in your kitchen arsenal if you love making smoothies or healthy drinks. More than anything, It’s a more budget-friendly choice than buying a separate personal blender.

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