Most people purchase blenders in order to crush ice, but few are up to the task. Performance won’t be an issue with this model, which has 600 watts of power encased in a stylish chrome-and-black design. It will crush ice, blend drinks, or whip up anything else you’d like with its seven-speed touchpad control and LED indicators for on, off, pulse, stir, chop, mix, puree, liquefy, and of course, ice crush. The 56-ounce glass carafe has discreet measurements, and the easy push-on cover has a removable measured-pour lid. Convenient push-in cord storage will keep your countertops uncluttered. Instruction/recipe book included. Limited three-year warranty.
Sleek, good-looking, hardworking, and there for the duration, Cuisinart has all the makings of a perfect partner. Having won the praise of Julia Child, James Beard, and Jacques Pépin, the brand is a kitchen superstar for kitchen superstars and has been a classic foodie favorite ever since its revolutionary food processor hit the States in 1973.