Primary for my bar I've added myself this blender and quickly became a better taught. Meanwhile, I've had it for many things: Homemade pesto, soups, sauces, smoothies or ice-cold creamy milk shakes from frozen fruit and milk are just a few examples of what has already been done in the small miracle.
In my experience the crushing of ice is absolutely no problem. A square ice cubes from the freezer bag in, anschmeissen and seconds later you have fine splinters. Whether it (big as a fist and larger) works with a whole lump of ice, I can not say that would be worth trying times. By the time you previously but something crushed it with a hammer, this should not be a problem for the Hobbs.
When mixing of ice-cold milkshakes should watch something. By crushing the frozen fruit (I prefer mango + strawberry) it may happen that the milk is extremely viscous within a few seconds. This makes the small Hobbs then but a few problems, but can be solved quickly by adding some additional milk. Simply switch off briefly, something more pure milk, then back on and on we go. The final consistency that I gain so the end is a creamy ice cream, which can be just as pull through a straw - perfect.
When I got the idea to start with smoothies needed a blender. Eternally googled, and chose this. I am thrilled he mixes all fruits, salads all to pieces the smoothies are easy and smooth. Nuts but he manages not complete. The cover you need not hold the glass container clicking the pouring out of the holder, to clean you can unscrew the bottom part with the blades (but I'm only after about 5 applications), it can also clean so easily. Ice Cube I have not tried it yet, I do not need. I think he has a tremendous amount of power and can recommend it for mixed drinks!
I ordered the Russel Hobbs Blender, because I had no desire for any cheap devices that break after 2 months. The mixer was delivered very quickly and well packaged. It looks very stylish and fits into every modern kitchen. It can be fixed and stable attached to almost any surface by the suction cups on the bottom.
The glass jar is quick and clean clean. Only the cover is somewhat critical since has accumulated with me after a short time liquid under the seal and you can hardly get it back off. The Mix-result is really good. The strong power of 600 watts you get any form of shakes (my application) prepared easily, even with something harder fruits. nuts etc. I have not been mixed.