New Vitamix personal blending cups fit almost all models

Vitamix just released a new Personal Cup Adapter for their Classic models. (Available in the U.S. and Canada. If you order via these links, Joy of Blending may receive commission.) You can blend in the cup, then unscrew the blade and drink out of the cup. It also comes with a secure to-go lid. It uses the same 20-oz double-wall smoothie cup as Vitamix’s S-Series personal blenders, but the blade base has a safety collar. (The S-Series uses magnets for a safety detect system that prevents running without the cup in place. The Classic machines don’t have such a detect system, so Vitamix added the collar to ensure the blade is always protected.)

As far as I can tell, Magic Bullet started the single-serving blender trend in 2004 with a blitz of ridiculous, but apparently effective, infomercials. These blenders have proven extremely popular, as more and more people are looking to eat wholesome foods on the go. However, the Magic Bullets are notorious for developing leaks after steady use, so Vitamix is bringing quality and durability to this space.

I’m personally fine with blending in a classic container and then pouring into a cup, but I know many people love these cup blenders. I even know people who have kept a bullet blender alongside their Vitamix. Now the Vitamix can do it all. You don’t have to clean the container before leaving the house, and the blade base is dishwasher safe. The small size is also convenient for blending small amounts.

Even if you’re not sure if this will fit your machine, it most likely will. It works with all home Vitamix models sold since the mid-nineties, with the exception of the recent S-Series personal blenders and the brand new Ascent line. Compatible models include ones that have a base that look like either of these (controls may vary):

Vitamix has used many names for these models. They include, TurboBlend Two Speed, 4500, Three Speed, TurboBlend VS, CIA Pro, Pro 200, Creations, 5000, VM0102, VM0103, 5200, Total Nutrition Center, Aspire, 6000, Pro 500, 6300, 5300, 6500, 7500, Pro 300, Pro 750, and 780. If I missed your model, you can comment below and I’ll tell you if the adapter is compatible with your machine. (It is not compatible with the super-old all-metal Vitamix models.)

The adapter also works with the Explorian Series (E310 and E320).

This product release means that Vitamix is providing the individual blender cup option on all of their models. Personal cups have been available for the S-Series since launch. The single-serving cups for the Ascent Series were initially scheduled for spring, but I’ve heard that a production delay means that they will be available late spring or early summer. (The Ascent Series uses a combination of magnets and NFC technology to detect containers, so it does not require the safety collar.)

Vitamix does not advertise it, but, I’ve tested, and the 8-oz Ascent containers work with this adapter.

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New Vitamix personal blending cups fit almost all models — 96 Comments

  1. Hi there, I just bought vitamix personal cup adapter /200z model vm0179. Do you know if this works with blendtec or totalblender? Thank you

  2. Hi Adam, That was a very insightful article indeed.
    I have a pro 750 Vitamix Blender. The standard jar sizes with this machine are too large for blending smaller quantities like that for chutneys and wet masala blending (Indian Cuisine). I would like to know if the Personal Cup Adapter 20oz can work with the 8-oz Ascent container, as it is much suitable for my requirement of small portions.

  3. Is the personal blending cup useful for small batch sauces, creams etc. I noticed the manual says soft vegetables. I throw carrots, beets, turnips in my juices and sauces beside the typical greens and fruit. Can it handles these “hard” items?

  4. I know this is an old post but I can’t find anywhere if works with my vitamix VM0103. Do you know? Thanks so much!!!

    • Make sure the rubber gasket on the threads is all the way on and straight, and maybe try screwing the cup on tighter. If it still leaks, call Vitamix and they will help. (I’m guessing the first thing they would do is send you a new gasket.)

  5. Hi
    I have a Commercial Vita-Prep 3 and would like to know if the personal cup adapter would work with this machine. I cannot find any information if this adapter would work on any of the commercial Vitamix machines anywhere.


    • I’ve never used an Advance because that’s a commercial line, but I think that the PCA will work on it. As far as I know, the only difference with the Advance is that the centering posts are shorter, so I think it should still fit.

  6. After 1 year of smoothies, my blades on the Personal Cup Adapter are dull. Is it possible to change the blade? If yes, what is the replacement blade and how do you change it?

    • Vitamix blender blades are designed to be relatively dull, and they don’t start off particularly sharp. If there’s really a problem with your blade, call Vitamix and they may send you a replacement for free. To answer your question, Vitamix does not support users changing only the blade—you’d have to get a whole new blade assembly.

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