The 48 oz Vitamix Containers for Ascent are Available Now!
Exciting news! You can (finally) get a narrow-bodied 48 oz container for your Ascent Series Vitamix. Both the “wet” and “dry” versions are available.
In this post talk individually about the “wet” and “dry” versions, and why they’re not making a 32 oz version for Ascent.
But first, here’s why we’re so excited about the 48 oz Ascent container.
A medium-sized Vitamix container is essential
We are so excited for a 48 ounce container that works with our Ascent Series Vitamix.
Let’s be clear: Vitamix beginners should not fear the wide-bodied 64 oz container that came with their machine.
In fact, the 64 oz container is great for making smoothies and juice. (Did you know maintaining a smoothie regimen is the reasion 90% of people get a Vitamix?)
The problem is when you go beyond smoothies and juice.
- Ice creams.
- Nut butters.
- N0-bake energy bites.
Can you make all these things in a standard-issue, wide-bodied 64 oz container? Of course! (It does not matter which Vitamix you buy, you can make it all.)
But the minimum batch size is fairly significant. For example, six bananas-worth of nice cream is sometimes more than you want to make.
Enter the narrow-bodied, 48 oz container.
Bigger than the personal-sized 20 and 8, both of which are not compatible with a tamper. But narrower and a bit shorter than the full-sized 64.
More reasonably-sized batches of the recipes beyond smoothies and juices.
And if you’re curious, this is why we kept our Pro 750 around for as long as we did. Our 32 oz containers, because they are not equip with Self Detect Technology were not compatible with our Ascent Series.
So there you have it. We’re excited for our 48 oz Ascent container.
Now let’s talk about each, the “wet” and “dry” individually.
The “wet” 48 oz container
The 48 oz “wet” container for Ascent is a nice addition to your Vitamix setup.
It comes with a tamper and vented lid. Thus, it can do it all.
- Hot soups.
- Nut butters.
- Dips and spreads.
- Frozen desserts (ice creams).
Its narrow body significantly lowers the minimum batch size for your blends.
We consider this container more essential than the personal cups. So many of the recipes we make are much more realistic with this narrow-bodied container.
Don’t get me wrong: the 64 oz container that came with your machine is still the best for most things. Anything smaller is insufficient for our morning green juice blend.
But a narrow-bodied, secondary container like this “wet” 48 oz is really nice to have.
The “dry” 48 ounce container
The 48 oz “dry” container for Ascent is may also be a nice addition to your Vitamix setup.
It comes with a tamper, vented lid, and blade specially designed to process dry ingredients. Great for:
But as I’ve noted in the post all about the Dry Grains Container, it’s only a good fit for the right house.
If you make your own flours, grind your own seeds, and process your own spices, it’s a good fit.
But know this: a dry container is not required to make nut butter. It’s actually better made in a “wet” one.
Recommendation: 48 oz wet vs 48 oz dry
Not sure about which 48 oz Ascent container to get? Wet or dry?
In most cases, you should get the wet. Why?
The 48 oz wet container can do more intermediate-level Vitamix recipes. The things you’ve been struggling with in the wide container.
And, the 48 oz wet does an okay job of doing some of the “dry” jobs, too. Here’s us blending popcorn to make cornmeal.
Of course, if you already know how to process your own flours, seeds, grains, and spices, by all means, get the dry 48.
But chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ll get much more use from the 48 oz wet. 🙂
Why are they not making a 32 oz container for Ascent
Hard to say. But here’s what I do know: There is very little a 48 oz cannot do that a 32 oz can.
Do I need the dry container to make nut butters?
Nope. Nut butters are actually better in the wet container.
Should I get the 48 or one of the personal (8 or 20 oz) cups?
The 48 oz container can do a lot of things well. You’ll probably get out of the investment than from the 20 or 8 oz cups.