Don't let the picture of ice fool you like it did me. I use frozen strawberries and this thing can not chop them at all let alone ice. It takes forever to make a smoothie cause I have to keep poking the strawberries down. I push the button and stuff moves for a second, poke , poke, push button, poke, poke, takes forever!!!! I will never buy Hamilton Beach again. This is the first time I've bought something like this on line and I will not do it again, back to the big box store so at least I have the option to return if I want.
TOTAL waste of my money
Oh ya, the chopper sounds like a 747 is landing my kitchen, nuff said