My blender broke about a month ago and I have been looking for a new one to replace it. I had a Oster blender that would chop ice and blended beautifully. In watching info mercials and such, came across this new blender called the Ninja. Very intriguing and seems to do lots of things that would come in handy, like juicing and chopping. It can replace a food processor and a juicer. So I am going to give it a try. I really wanted to say that “I would give it a whirl”, but I stopped myself. 🙂 Stay tuned and I will let you know if I liked it. BTW, I got the bottom of the line Ninja and not the industrial/commercial one. It was only 200 watt difference.