The Ascent A2500 Blender has a sleek stainless steel design, easy-to-clean touchscreen control panel and three preset settings for hot soups, smoothies and frozen desserts. The presets automatically adjust to the container size you've selected, process your recipes, and stop the blender when complete. Variable Speed Control allows you to manually fine-tune the texture of any recipe. With the Pulse feature, layer coarse chops over smooth purées for heartier recipes, such as chunky pasta sauce or thick vegetable soups. The motor base is able to read the container size you've chosen and automatically adjust program settings and maximum blending times accordingly. A convenient digital timer removes the guesswork with recipes you process manually, helping you achieve the perfect texture every time. The Vitamix Ascent Series redefines what a blender can do. From food prep, batters, smoothies & juices and nut butters to hot soups, frozen desserts, dips & spreads and baby food, the Ascent blender is truly a one-of-a-kind kitchen tool. Backed with a 10 Year Full Warranty, the Vitamix Ascent will become your new go-to blender in no time.