Vitamix’s 48-oz Stainless Steel Container is now available for purchase in USA and Canada.
Below, we’ll discuss what we do know about it.
But before that, here’s our video showing the stainless steel container up close.
New Container From Vitamix!
48-ounce Stainless Steel Container
Compatible with all full-size Vitamix models
5-year full warranty
💰 *Free shipping included!
†Feel free to notify us of your order and we’ll send you our ebook and make sure you’re well taken care of 👍
Video: Vitamix Stainless Steel Container: First Impressions!
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 got our hands on one and made a few things. But we want to hear about your experiences with it.
Let us know!
Does this fit the Explorian model?
I’m in the market to purchase a Vitamix and this is actually making me consider waiting until this comes out. I wanted to purchase the $50 add-on container deal and get the 48oz wet but it’s sold out! So, I’m thinking that I should just wait until the stainless comes out and see what it is all about.
I grew up with a 70’s Vitamix with the stainless steel and it was on fleek.
Sam Diamond -
Hi Kate, Sam from LINY here–
Those vintage models are badass. And we’re hoping that the Stainless Steel container will be included in the sale when it drops.
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Ronald Santos -
High dang time. (Sadly I just bought a new jug so I’ll need to wait a few months to get the steel one if I do decide to buy one.)
I am not very confident however in Vitamix’s solutions as regards the retention disk. (The part hat keeps the blades bolted to the jug) Vitamix’s solution is too easily prone to goin loose and allowing leaking from the jug.
The current most popular steel jug solution for a Vitamix base is the Waring CAC90. The nut used to fix the blades to that jug is a lot more less prone to going loose and leaking than the Vitamix’s retention ring solution.
To top it off the Waring jug’s simpler bolt and gasket solution needs only a standard wrench for servicing or replacing blade spindles. Heck you can easily buy the retaining bolt itself at a regular hardware store if you need.
Still…at $199.00 the new Vitamix steel jug will be about 30 bucks cheaper than the Waring CAC90 which retails at 230 bucks.
Ronald Santos -
I forgot to mention that the CAC90 is 64 oz, the new Vitamix steel jug will be 48 oz.
I have no idea what far but I’m excited to see it!!!
I would want to see if it can grind corn flour and spices. I’m afraid to do these things in my plastic container because I don’t want to scratch it, but if the SS can manage it then I’m all in!
Sam Diamond -
Hey Autumn, Sam from LINY here–
While the plastic containers can get a bit scratched up, the Dry Grains container has a special blade built for doing those things best.
Standard “wet” (and the new stainless steel) containers come with different blades that can grind those things up too, but not as well.
Dry grains is likely to still be the best option for you, but we’ll have to test out if the stainless steel containers are scratch proof. We’ll have a video out on it ASAP, so make sure you’re getting our newsletter: Keep Me Updated
I would love to see you grind turmeric in the ss container and then check for staining.
Lenny Gale -
Oh, that’s a good idea! Will try that
Why do I picture myself using this, starting first by having an empty pitcher sit in the freezer for 30-60 min, then making a healthy non-dairy, non-gmo, non-gluten, non-soy cold creamy shake, plunk in a long metal straw, then sit my butt down to drink the whole darn pitcher while cold white misty steam clouds roll out of the pitcher? Why, because I would probably do just this! ☺️
It looks like an awfully expensive solution to a non-existent problem.
Lenny Gale -
For some people, maybe. But it could be the greatest thing ever — that’s why we’ll try it. 🙂