Summary: Blender needs be stopped and the contents need to pushed down. It does handle ice, but I was just blending cashews and strawberries and it would not do it on its own. I had to continue stopping it and pushing everything down.
Summary: Blender works just great. Glad for the 3 speeds (pulse, slow, fast). Who needs more? It's quieter than any I've owned. Smoothies come out nice using all different fruits. I don't mind small chips of ice occasionally; they melt anyway. I bought 2 of these; one for myself and one for my daughter. Lid is a little stiff; just need to get it on tight.
Summary: I bought this blender for my son's birthday gift. He loves it for making fruit smoothies with frozen fruit. Craftsmanship is amazing and has six cutting blades. it's fairly quiet and has plenty of power to cut thru frozen chunks and ice cubes. Color red of the base is beautiful. A fine example of fine engineering. Price was right too! I would definately recommend this item and brand.
Summary: I love this blender. The main reason we purchased was to make smoothies.I was a little leary cause it was so reasonably priced and wasn't sure if would crush ice as we have tried several in the past that claim to crush ice but don't. This works great and crushed ice fast and with ease. Great product so far and seems like it'll last.