Summary: Anyone who's ever tried to use a run-of-the-mill blender to crush ice knows you can burn out a blender that way. And you're lucky to get 200 watts of power with most them. That's where the Margaritaville DM2000 come in. With 550 watts of power this blender is up to the task. I've made margarita's, smoothies, and mud slides with this baby and I'm loving it. Easy to clean and maintain too. Should have bought one long before now.
Summary: Nice item You don't know until you try it. First off, this is a top quality appliance. The visual appeal is excellent and interesting right out of the box. This DM2000 was a gift, we own the previous model and another DM2000. As you know, this quality comes at quite a price. Due to the price, it would be wise to NOT buy one if you don't plan on using it much or entertaining. As far as when you do, it's a great tool. The glass jug is heavy and very nice.