Vitamix just released a food processor attachment for the Smart Blenders and I don’t think I have ever been so happy about a new Vitamix product launch in a long time.
This accessory is a game changer! With your Smart Blender (Ascent or Venturist) base as the motor, all you need is to swap the top container for the Vitamix food processor.
Simply put, if you already have a Vitamix Smart Blender, you only need to get the Vitamix food processor to enjoy a 2-in-1 full-speed blender and food processor capabilities with just one Vitamix machine.
NOTE: Smart Blenders include, the Vitamix Ascent Series A2300, A2500, A3300, and A3500, and the Vitamix Venturist V1200.
As you may have already guessed, the new Vitamix food processor will not work with any other blender bases apart from the above five. So, you CAN’T use it with your legacy series Vitamix machine. But don’t worry, there is an ALTERNATIVE SECRET that I’ll share in this post. Just tag along!
I believe you’re here because you’re wondering whether you need to buy a separate food processor in addition to your Vitamix Blender.
In my wide experience with Vitamix products, I can’t count the number of times I have stumbled upon this question on whether there is a need to buy a separate food processor if you have a Vitamix blender.
Like most Vitamix enthusiasts and owners you’ll always be troubled about whether your Vitamix can effectively double as a food processor. Underline EFFECTIVELY.
Why? Because as you’ll find out later in this post…you can always get away with using your Vitamix blender as a food processor. Especially if you only intend to do this occasionally and without looking for the most “perfect” or most fabulous results.
However, if you routinely make food processor recipes, then I highly recommend investing in a high-quality food processor.
If you’re a pre-existing owner of a Vitamix Smart Blender, the ideal bargain would be getting the new Vitamix food processor. And in case you don’t have a Vitamix and you’re looking to buy a new blender, I highly recommend getting the Vitamix A2500 or A3500 along with the new Vitamix food processor as an accessory.
With that combination, your Vitamix will be a 2-in-1 high-speed machine that will serve both the purpose of a very EFFECTIVE food processor and a COMPLETE food blender.
Why Should You Get the Vitamix Food Processor?
Standard Vitamix blender containers are designed with duller blades that do a wonderful job when crushing ingredients to make smoothies, purees, creams, and nut butter.
But to process food, you’ll NEED sharp blades. Sharper blades allow the machine to chop foods without liquefying them. And that’s what the NEW Vitamix food processor delivers.
TIP: Since the blade designs are different then there are certain things that a food processor can do that a blender can’t. And the reverse is true: there are “many” things that a blender can do that a food processor can’t. One of them is making your delicious Vitamix smoothies.
What Are The Features of the Vitamix Food Processor?
The food processor utilizes the power of your Vitamix motor base to help you simplify your food prepping such that you end up spending less time slicing, dicing, and chopping.
LESS TIME food prepping = EXTRA TIME for perfecting each tasty, whole-food meal for a healthier lifestyle.
As I mentioned before, the NEW Vitamix food processor attachment will ONLY work with the SELF-DETECT® motor bases of the Vitamix Ascent and Venturist Series blenders. In the box, you will get:
- SELF-DETECT® base.
- 12-cup work bowl.
- Work bowl lid.
- 2 food pushers.
- 2 reversible slice/shred discs.
- 1 multi-use blade.
- Disc storage case.
TIP: Everything that comes with the food processor attachment is dishwasher-safe, EXCEPT the SELF-DETECT® base. Please AVOID putting the base in your dishwasher. You actually don’t need to, as you can easily wipe it clean with a dampen kitchen cloth.