The blender appealed to me because of the Brand and the look. However, when I arrived home ready to make some Strawberry Daiquiri's the motor started to smell like it was burning when it was time to crush the Ice. As a rule I love Krups however this was a real let down for me. The Blender was priced at 129.99 and I expected a little higher quality. The blender works well for other things like milkshakes, smoothies and things like that but when it comes to Ice its motor just doesn't hold up.