The Vitamix 5200 Series and the Ninja QB1004 are two top-rated blenders for crushing ice according to Consumer Reports and We Love Blenders. The Vitamix Blender is at the high end of the price range for blenders, and the Ninja blender is a budget-friendly, quality product.
The Vitamix 5200 is a powerful home blender that can run at around 240 miles per hour as indicated by We Love Blenders. It has a 1500 watt 2-peak horsepower motor and is capable of quickly turning ice into fine powder. The Ninja QB1004 has patented blade technology and a powerful 450 watt motor that crushes solid ice cubes into snow.