Summary: We've had this blender for +6 years and it's worked great; we use it mostly for smoothies (including ice cubes that it crushes beautifully). It's been a great blender up to this morning, when the plastic gear assembly wore out. I never thought I'd have to dump it due to this. I thought for sure that the motor would burn out first.
Summary: I received this Black and Decker Crush Master Blender 2 years ago as a wedding gift. I maybe used it 10 times, tops. I only made several smoothies with NO ice, and pureed some soft squash soups. Last night I was pureeing a soup and all of the sudden black plastic pieces started to fly from the connection of the glass jar and base. The metal blade has completely stopped spinning. The blender made a horrible noise. Completely broken.
Summary: I had bought 2 of them because they were cheap at LNT with rebate. The motor just burned up on 1 of them, and the thing has barely been used! I guess this blender cannot handle working up to carafe capacity. Several times before it quit, the motor would give off a burning smell while my smoothie was far from smooth. Secondly, the screw under the blade totally rusted. The part of the motor on which you place the carafe (fit together like gears), are made of plastic...
Summary: It is an excellent blender. I have had many different brands and this one has a nice selection of speeds and good solid glass container. A good bargain for the price. Do they have small blender cups? I thought I had ordered black but white is OK!
Summary: I too make smoothies every morning using frozen fruit with this blender. It works great and takes on the frozen fruit. Much better than the original blender I had which would over heat making the smoothies. I can't believe the other reviews. Yes my plastic piece just broke but I use this blender EVERY DAY and it is over 4 years old. I still think it is a great buy!
Summary: This blender lasted just a few months before the motor burned up. On average, we used it less than once a week for crushed ice or smoothies. Our previous blender (and food proceessor combo) from another company had lasted over 20 years with the same type of use.
Summary: Gears on blade disinigrated and blender no longer functions. Company wanted to charge 31.25 for part (replacement blade)...I think I paid 29.95 for blender. Ridiculous...will not buy a Black and Decker product again.