Oster 8 Speed 6 Cup Ice Crushing Blender
For crushing ice on the cheap, it doesn't get any better than the Oster 8 Speed 6 Cup Ice Crushing Blender with Glass Jar. Osters blenders are renowned for their patented blade design which hasn't changed much over time. Just put in the ice, hit the "ice crush" button and let it go to work. The stable base keeps it from moving around and the 450 watt motor is enough power for effective ice crushing.
This unit is so inexpensive that it can be your dedicated ice crusher while your top-of-the-line blender can be used for mixing drinks and other frozen beverages. Even better, the heavy glass pitcher works to deaden the sound of the ice as it’s being crushed. If you want an inexpensive blender that will crush ice, spare your high end blender and get this Oster to do the dirty work. It comes covered by a three year limited warranty.