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Vitamix’s latest release is a snazzy 48-ounce stainless steel blending container. It’s perfect for frozen drinks, cold-blended smoothies, and is available now through Williams Sonoma. 

Certain kitchen appliances elicit a specific glee whenever I walk by them or glance in their direction. It’s like some transitive pride in how well it works, almost as if I’d invented it myself. My Vitamix sits firmly in that category. I like the way it looks and I love the way it blends: whirring a morning smoothie to the perfect consistency, granulating nuts, and cookies for a homemade pie crust, or spinning soup so fast that it pours out hot.

cool down corner11 Slushy Cocktails for Hot Summer DaysNow the beloved blender brand is offering a sleek 48-ounce stainless steel blending container, and somehow it makes the regal Vitamix look even better. According to Vitamix, the company had received so many inquiries and requests for this very accessory that they decided to meet the demand. The stainless steel canister fits both the Classic and Smart System models and works in place of your copolyester (plastic) container for any job, but is ideal for cold-blending shakes, smoothies, and frozen drinks. It also keeps the contents colder for longer after blending. 

I had a chance to demo the steel container and it delivered on the promises made. I appreciated the easy-to-read measuring marks and was surprised at how light it was—comparable to the plastic versions. One drawback is not being able to see inside the container, for obvious reasons, so if you’re not sure about the consistency you will likely have to stop blending more often to check. And priced at $200, it’s not cheap. Since the copolyester containers work great, the stainless is by no means a “must-have accessory,” but it sure looks sharp in a kitchen with stainless steel accents.

Vitamix 48-Ounce Stainless Steel Container, $199.99 on Williams Sonoma

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The new Vitamix stainless steel container is BPA-free, odor-resistant, non-reactive, and easy to clean. It’s compatible with all full-size blenders and comes with a three-year warranty.Buy Now

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