According to their website, Vitamix is introducing a 48-oz Stainless Steel Container on July 8th 2020 to USA and Canada.
It will be $199 (C$259).
We will send updates when it becomes available. And, of course, once we get our hands on one and can show it to you up-close. (Keep me updated!)
But until then, let’s talk about what we do know.
Quick first look (before our YouTube video is published)
What we know about this new container
We are hoping to get one of these stainless steel containers for review soon. But until then, here’s what stands out to me:
Premium price point for a premium attachment.
Available for US and Canada
They’re not available for UK customers at this time, unfortunately.
BPA-free Tritan lid
These are the same clear plastic lids that come with all other 48-oz containers.
This container will work with all full-size Vitamix models. So it’s not exclusive to Smart System.
Yet, after reading the site’s listing, I have a few questions.
What we don’t know about this new container
Mainly, why does it exist and who is it for?
People have been asking for a stainless steel container since we began doing this in 2012. In fact, it’s a deal-breaker for people who otherwise would want to get a Vitamix.
The desire for stainless stems from a couple of places:
- Some vintage Vitamix models came with a stainless steel container.
- Some people want to avoid plastic materials contacting their food (even if it is BPA-free).
For the people in the latter group, how will they react? Will they be thrilled at the opportunity to upgrade to a stainless container? (Or will they be disappointed that they can’t get a stainless steel version of the low-profile 64-oz.)
Another question that comes to mind: What culinary problem does this solve?
- Is this better for making ice creams? Hot soups?
- How does it impact flavors?
- What’s the ideal use for it?
Perhaps it provides some sound dampening and thus is quieter?
Is it actually awesome and an answer to a lot of challenges we didn’t know we had?
Only one way to find out…
Putting Vitamix’s Stainless Steel container to the test
We’re hoping to get one of these as soon as possible. When we do, what kinds of things would you like to see? (Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.)