KitchenAid Silver Blender (KSB560CU)
From Kitchenaid, makers of some of the finest kitchen appliances in the world, comes the Kitchenaid KSB560CU Blender with Glass Jar and Polished Metal Nickel Base. As a blender it only features five speeds but it does have one extra speed specifically made to crush ice. The KSB560CU has a motor rated at .9 horsepower or about 750 watts of power. While a decent overall blender, it will crush ice with the best of them.
The glass jar holds 48 ounces so it's slightly less noisy than plastic. The control panel is digital, all with one-touch soft buttons which wipes clean with a damp cloth. Of all the blenders on this list, the Kitchenaid looks like it was made to sit on top of a bar so if for crushing ice for mixed drinks is the game plan, this model will be in its element.