I've had my Blentec Blender for the past 3 years and my wife and I use it every day to blend our Healthiest Meal of the Day Meal Replacement Shake. We've put it through it's rigors of making our Shakes. We've made soups, hummus and other great recipes.
I like the fact that it can blend all kinds of stuff, like an iPhone, or pens or a baseball bat! Watch!
I am always looking for gadgets, and the Vitamix is always a contender whenever I am in the housewares section of the department store.
The Ninja Blender is a great value, but will it last for a long time of smashing ice?