So I got a new blender for my birthday, I was so excited! It was a stainless steel Black and Decker blender, made out of sturdy glass, the works. So I load it up with some ice cubes and some frozen fruit and press the "ice chop" button. Well, it seems to be doing well, but then it pulls more ice down to the bottom and slows down. Not wanting to overwork it, I start using it at 5-10 second intervals, but after about 5 or so trys, it stops working and smoke comes out of the bottom of the motor. The damn blender coulden't even handle a single serving smoothie of ice cubes and frozen fruit.
Does anyone know any good brands for blenders that don't suck? I'd prefer quality over price, since it was a present and I don't mind paying the difference as long as I like it. =)