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Vitamix Builds Smarts and Style into Ascent Series

Vitamix® has introduced its Ascent Series blenders, a new line that redefines the form and function of high-performance blending. This unique blender series combines state-of-the-art design with power and precision, along with intuitive controls and a family of interchangeable SELF-DETECT Containers.

“Our teams started from scratch when creating the Vitamix Ascent Series machines,” said Anthony M. Ciepiel, Vitamix Chief Operating Officer. “We went to our customers and said, ‘What are your challenges? How can we make the blending experience better for you?’ We then took these findings, combined them with the lessons we’ve learned as a company over the past 96 years, and engineered and designed an appliance like no other on the market.”

Vitamix_A3500_BrushedStainless_KitchenVitamix Ascent Series machines feature a clean, easy-to-use interface provides a sleek look, while the controls are intuitive and user-friendly. “The Vitamix design language is evident at every angle in the Ascent Series,” said Ciepiel. “From the crisp signature side profile lines to communicate performance within, to the enticing interface that invites users to experience a new culinary adventure, every design element contributes to the distinctive style of the world’s finest blender.”

A variety of high-end finishes—including metallic finish options on some models—add another element to the Ascent Series blenders’ elegant look. As with previous Vitamix blenders, the new machines also feature a powerful motor, and a precise timer ensures optimal results. Vitamix Ascent Series machines are the first Vitamix blenders that come with a 10-year full warranty, reflecting the Vitamix tradition of high-quality, long-lasting blenders that stand up to frequent use.

Vitamix_AscentSeries_64ozContainerEven the containers for Vitamix Ascent Series blenders have been reimagined. Each Ascent Series machine comes with a 64-ounce container and a clear lid, allowing users to monitor blending without interrupting it. The lid plug doubles as a measuring cup for ultimate convenience, and the redesigned spout on the 64-ounce container features a narrower opening for easier and cleaner pouring into smaller serving dishes.

Along with the full-size container, Ascent Series machines can be used with additional Self-Detect Containers: a 20-ounce cup and an 8-ounce bowl, which come with lids that are perfect for blending and serving, taking along or storing. The dishwasher-safe containers are available in convenient Blending Cup and Blending Bowl Starter Kits.

Vitamix Ascent Series blenders are the first to offer a complete family of containers with Self-Detect technology and wireless connectivity. For now, that means the machine reads each container and automatically adjusts program settings and maximum blending times, and will not power on if the container isn’t sitting properly on the motor base. In the future, it means consumers will have a blender that is ready to evolve with them and with the latest technology.

Four different Ascent Series blenders are available. All feature a built-in digital timer that automatically begins counting up when a variable speed is chosen, and counts down if a program is selected on a machine with pre-programmed settings. Model A3500 includes five pre-programmed settings (smoothies, hot soups, purées, frozen desserts and a cleaning cycle), touchscreen controls, and premium finishes. The built-in digital timer is programmable. Model A3300 has touchscreen controls, and the built-in digital timer is programmable. Model A2500 offers three pre-programmed settings (smoothies, purées and frozen desserts), and Model A2300 features the built-in digital timer, sleek new design and new container technology of other Ascent Series blenders.

 

Omega Relaunches 3-HP Blender Line

Omega is relaunching its powerful 3-HP blender line. Equipped with various blending cycles and intuitive controls to create fast and fresh fusions of your favorite ingredients, the new collection is defined by power and precision. The blenders will be available on Omega’s website for purchase beginning in mid-May.

OM7560R_Hero_EmptyOmega OM7560 3-Peak Horsepower Motor Blender ($480): Quickly blends ingredients and creates multiple servings with ease. Notable product features include:

  • 11 speeds, pulse function
  •  6-minute timer with Automatic Shut Off for Overload Protection
  • Infinity Control oscillates the blade speed up and down for the Perfect Blend
  • Touch Pad & Variable Controls for Precision Blending
  • Stainless Steel Blade Assembly
  • Removable Cap For Adding Ingredient
  • Plunger/Spatula Included
  • BPA Free Tritan Copolyester Container
  • Rubber pad minimizes vibration and noise

Omega OM6560 3-Peak Horsepower Motor Blender ($380): Powers through ice, smoothies, frozen fruit drinks, thick ice cream, flour and grains, salsas, soups and sauces without having to take a break. Notable product features include:

  • 11 speeds with LED light indciating speed
  • Toggle Switch for High/Low speeds and pulse functions
  • BPA Free Eastman® Tritan Copolyester Container
  • Removable Cap For Adding Ingredients
  • Stainless Steel Blade Assembly
  • Automatic Shut Off for Overload Protection
  • Plunger/Spatula Included
  • Rubber pad minimizes vibration and noise

OM6160S_HeroOmega OM6160 3-Peak Horsepower Motor Blender ($280): Omega equipped the blender with the perfect combination of features, warranty, quality construction, and durability. Blend an endless variety of ingredients and combinations into a smooth, silky texture. Notable product features include:

  • On/Off­ and High/Low Toggle Controls
  • BPA Free Tritan Copolyester Container
  • Removable Cap for adding ingredients
  • Stainless steel blade assembly
  • Automatic shut off for overload protection
  • Plunger/spatula included

Kuvings Vacuum Blender Preserves Nutrients as it Blends

Kuvings’ brand new Vacuum Blender offers revolutionary technology that has never been seen before. Consumers can enjoy more nutrients, better flavor, smoother consistency and freshness without the common blending problems of oxidation, separation and noise. The Vacuum Blender is the only blender that gives consumers the option of removing over 90 percent of the oxygen to produce smoothies, purees, soups, sauces and numerous other recipes with a minimal loss of nutrients.

Kuvings’ original Vacuum Blender stands apart from all other blenders with its many unique features and sleek modern design. While it has ultra-powerful high-speed power of 32,000 RPM, much higher than most on the market, it is remarkably quiet compared to others. To utilize the innovative vacuum feature, simply put the cover over the juicer and with a push of a button, the machine removes oxygen from the full sized blender container within one minute. Once the oxygen is expelled, the auto feature begins its own unique blending sequence that practically eliminates the need for a tamper. Due to the six heat-treated blades that rotate in three dimensions, the auto-blend and the vacuum feature, ingredients consistency moves down towards the bottom of the container, reducing splashing and ingredients that get stuck to the sides. An A.I. sensor automatically stops the blending process when the food has reached the appropriate consistency. Additionally, pulse, smoothie and manual speed settings can be used depending on the user’s preference.

The vacuum feature ensures quiet operation with less vibration, separation, oxidation and loss of nutrients. The Vacuum Blender comes equipped with numerous safety protections against such things as overheating and misuse. The Vacuum Blender retails at MAP $649.99.
Demo videos can be seen at www.kuvings.com.

Handheld Immersion Personal Smoothie Maker from Gourmia

Gourmia is positioning its new immersion blender in the market as a Handheld Immersion Personal Smoothie Maker that can also be used for soups and sauces. The handheld blender makes fruit drinks and shakes directly in the bottle, which includes a lid.

Gourmia blenderThis sleek compact handheld smoothie maker purees in a flash is a gift that keeps on giving, as it saves users money on their blended soups, sauces, and shakes. It features a sleek attractive design that complements any kitchen decor.

Its stainless-steel construction is durable and long lasting. And with six speeds as well as a turbo mode, the user can customize their blending experience, getting the exact results they’re looking for. It even comes with a step-by-step, easy-to-read instructional manual to get them started.

“We take the quality of our products seriously,” said Gourmia CEO Heshy Biegeleisen. “We are ETL certified, so users can be confident that they’re receiving – and using – safe, efficient high-quality appliances.”

The Gourmia Handheld Immersion Personal Smoothie Maker (GBJ190) retails for $39.99.

Vitamix Partners with Perfect Company for At-Home Blending Experience

The Vitamix™ Perfect Blend™ Smart Scale & Recipe App is designed to allow anyone with a Vitamix® blender to have an easy, seamless end-to-end blending experience at home — for delicious blended food and drinks all the time — and also to track their nutritional intake like never before.

With the Vitamix Perfect Blend Smart Scale & Recipe App, creating a blended soup, smoothie, dressing or any blended recipe is easy. Users choose a recipe, adjust it to their desired serving size or number of calories, and simply pour ingredients directly into their Vitamix container for precise measurement — the virtual container fills up in real time and an audible “ding!” signals when to stop pouring. The smart scale is designed to detect even the smallest of ingredients, like a pinch of salt or leaf of spinach to 0.1 grams, and precisely measures ingredients such as ice, kale or strawberries, which are difficult to measure accurately by volume. Vitamix Perfect Blend smart scale eliminates the need for measuring cups and measuring spoons, which means less mess and clean up, and measuring sticky ingredients like agave or honey is no longer a chore. The Perfect Blend App will launch with more than 500 chef-tested recipes, including a special Vitamix recipe collection, with more recipes being added continually.

Staying on track with health and fitness goals is simplified, as the Perfect Blend App offers meal planning tools, portions individual servings to the user’s desired number of calories, and even sends calorie and other nutritional data to popular fitness apps via Apple Health or Google Fit. This also helps with portion control so users can make only the amount they want at that moment, or decide to make more for later. The Perfect Blend App also customizes to the user’s lifestyle — whether vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free or something else — only showing recipes that meet the dietary preferences or exclusions they’ve entered. And sharing recipes from Perfect Blend to friends and family is easy; with one tap they can open your exact recipe in their Perfect Blend app.

The Perfect Blend App has a virtual pantry that makes it easy to see what can be made with ingredients on hand, and to add missing ingredients for a desired recipe to a virtual shopping list that seamlessly syncs across the user’s smart devices so it can be taken to the grocery store. Users can also easily share recipes on social media to impress friends and family with new dishes created.

Vitamix Perfect Blend includes a Vitamix-branded stainless steel PRO smart scale and a custom-created Vitamix version of the Perfect Blend App, including a Vitamix-branded interface and features tailored to Vitamix blenders. Vitamix users will be able to choose their blender model and container; the app will then create a custom Perfect Blend experience designed for their blender. When a user blends a recipe, in the app they will see a replica of their Vitamix blender with virtual dials showing exactly how to blend, for how long and at which speeds to create amazing consistency. Users can also access and watch tutorial videos on how to use the app.

“Perfect Company’s revolutionary IoT platform takes the guesswork out of blending, allowing for easy recipe creation with precise measurement of ingredients, for consistent results,” said Anthony Ciepiel, Chief Operating Officer, Vitamix. “The Vitamix Perfect Blend Smart Scale & Recipe App not only enables Vitamix owners to recreate delicious blended recipes at home with less mess and clean up, but it also empowers them take charge of their health as they track nutrition information. It even scales any recipe to the desired number of calories. Through our consumer research, we know that Vitamix owners are excited to add this useful and intuitive technology to their kitchens making it easier to create even complex recipes. The app also encourages them to successfully try new things for their family and friends. And it just makes cooking more interesting.”

“Top-quality, high performance Vitamix blenders have become the center of many modern-day kitchens,” said Michael Wallace, CEO, Perfect Company. “We’re so excited to partner with Vitamix to give Vitamix owners a whole new way to use their blenders to create even the most challenging recipes — things they never imagined they could make — while achieving their dietary goals.”

As the Vitamix Perfect Blend Smart Scale & Recipe App measures each ingredient in real time on the user’s smart device, it also displays each ingredient’s nutritional information and tracks nutrition for the total contents of the blender container. The Perfect Blend App does this for all included recipes, but users can also enter favorite recipes or experiment with new creations, and the app will calculate the nutritional value of any recipe they make that includes any of the thousands of ingredients found in the app. If an ingredient is missing, they can easily add its nutritional information for tracking.

The Vitamix Perfect Blend Smart Scale & Recipe App includes a professional grade, stainless steel Bluetooth scale (operates as a standalone kitchen scale) that measures from 0.1 grams up to 6 kgs, two smoothie to-go cups, a device stand and the Perfect Blend Recipe App, which can be downloaded on tablets and smartphones. The Vitamix Perfect Blend smart scale and accessories is available for purchase at vitamix.com beginning October 6 for $99.99 and will be demonstrated and sold during select Vitamix demonstrations in Costco warehouses beginning in October for $79.99. The Perfect Blend App can be downloaded for free beginning October 6 from the Apple App Store Google Play store and Amazon Kindle app store.

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