Bought this as a cheaper alternative to a slush puppy machine for some tasty icy drinks. The appliance has suction cups on the bottom which is very sensible as when the special ice crushing function starts up it holds things steady. About 15 pulses to get the ice crushed and handy spatula helps to get it out when its done. Havent used the other functions much as bought it for the ice function after reading other reviews - thanks!
Jug rather heavy, but robust. Easy to detach from base and clean. So far, so good.