Sleek and powerful, the Vitamix® A3500 Ascent Series Blender lets you create exciting recipes in different sized batches and quantities with a single machine, to store, serve, or take to go. Compatible with a new collection of self-detect containers, the A3500 comes with a choice of 5 programs that automatically adjust the time and speed to suit the container you've selected. Once the cycle is complete, the blender will stop automatically for added ease when multitasking. The programmable timer offers total control by displaying how long your blend has been running as well as the time remaining, before automatically shutting off once the program has finished. Read more… What's more, the tamper helps push thick and frozen mixtures towards the blades, so there's no need to scrape the sides of the container halfway through the cycle. Once the blend is finished, you can simply wash the container in the dishwasher for an effortless clean-up.