Summary: Brilliant machine for anything with ice. Does exactly what was expect of it. Only drawback is the handle, it lets water in but you can't get into it which is a shame as it now looks a little tatty because of it. Otherwise, a great choice for smoothies, milkshakes, soup or anything you want to throw in it.
Summary: I really like the blender, it works just fine and it does crush ice however before crushing the ice I 'soak' it a bit in the liquid of the drink meant to be produced. And for an even better outcome, while it's blending the ice, I shake the machine (back and forth) a bit. I thought that the ice might be too strong for the cup, but the cup is really resistant.
Summary: I've had this blender for nearly 3 years and the plastic has warped out of shape. It's at the bottom around the blender so now it leaks every time I use it. There's no way to fix it so sadly it has to be binned. For the price of this blender I would have expected it to last longer. Next time I'll be buying a glass one.