Getting an A3500 but not sure which color (or metal finish) to get?
Assuming you already you’ve already done a Vitamix model comparison, here’s everything you need to know.
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Quick overview of A3500 Colors:
Not sure which color A3500 to pick? Here ya go:
- Brushed Stainless fits the best in most kitchens
- Graphite Metal is like matte black
- Black Stainless is like brushed gold or gunmetal
- Copper is great but only in ultra-chic kitchens;
- All-White is a stain-resistant plastic shell.
- Red is just red
And here’s a video showing the A3500 colors together.
Graphite is a matte black and the easiest to clean
Because the Graphite A3500 is a matte black, it’s the easiest to clean.
But here’s the deal: It’s all relative.
The surface area of these machines is so small. So it probably matters less than you think.
Still, the graphite will hide fingerprints and smudges the best.
White is an all-white plastic (that shouldn’t stain)
The White A3500 is pretty cool because it is white all the way around. Even the logo in back is whited-out.
But it is a plastic shell, unlike the metal ones.
Now, the plastic shell shouldn’t stain (like some white appliances). But there is a small difference in the sound output compared to the metal ones.
It being a tiny bit less hushed shouldn’t be a deterrent for you, though. All things considered, it’s still one of the quietest Vitamix models and it looks great in the right kitchen.
Black Stainless is not really black
The Black Stainless A3500 is more of a gunmetal. So it changes colors depending on the light.
Next to the Brushed Stainless, it looks dark gray.
Next to the Graphite, it looks like brushed gold.
There’s usually is a premium for Black Stainless. But there’s only a premium for premium’s sake — the Black Stainless is not any quieter or more durable.
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