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The exterior of this machine is elegant stainless steel and a beautiful addition to any kitchen. Unfortunately, if you ever want to crush ice, you will be in for a frustrating experience. The conical hopper on top invites you to dump in ice. Not so. The cubes will not fall through individually. Instead, you have drop ice in one cube at a time. The second time I used it, the machine jammed. I am handy with tools, so I removed the top and extracted a cube that had jammed the mechanism. One of the rotating blades that crushes the ice had bent over sideways and had jammed against a stationary bar. I had to completely disassemble the machine in order to clear the jam. I crushed another tray without incident. The next time, the machine jammed again, requiring complete disassembly. Now, it jams just about every time, but thus far, I've been able to clear the jam without disassembling the unit. I never bothered to permanently reattach the lid. I have to have access to the mechanism just about every time I use it.
The motor is powerful and the gear mechanism appears sturdy enough, but the crushing blades needs to be more robust. I would not recommend this machine to anyone, under any circumstances.