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Vitamix 3600 Specifications

Ann Murray

The Vitamix company has been producing high-powered blenders since 1937. The Vitamix 3600 was a model released in 1969. While Vitamix has discontinued production of the 3600, parts and service are still available via its website, though in recent years it has begun to offer reconditioned parts alongside newly manufactured ones. The Vitamix 3600 can effectively grind fruits, seeds and grains for flour. It can also make hot soups by the friction of the blades.

Action Dome Assembly

The dome on the Vitamix 3600 is designed to securely seal the container, while the action-dome tube allows users to tamp down contents for better blending. The dome assembly is made of polycarbonate plastic and heavy rubber and comes equipped with patented action-dome clips for added security. The dome assembly is attached to an action-dome seal, an industrial rubber washer-like seal that prevents spillage.


The Vitamix 3600 motor is an open-frame brush universal motor. The motor has a two-horsepower rating. The motor is equipped with a thermal-protection system to shut it down if it overheats. It is also equipped with a radial cooling fan to prevent overheating during normal blender use. The blade speed is 11 miles per hour. The Vitamix 3600 runs at 120 volts, 15 amps, 60 Hz and 1300 to 1550 watts.


The Vitamix 3600 container holds up to 72 ounces. It has a six-foot-long cord and a three-pronged safety plug. The blades are stainless steel. The Vitamix 3600 weighs 19.5 pounds, is 15 inches tall and 10.5 inches deep. The body is 9 inches wide across the front and 10.5 inches wide across the back.