I have a Ninja prep master ($59.99) from Bed, Bath and Beyond. I love it! I made a slushie tonight with shaved ice, grape fruit juice bar, SF Gatorade (purple) and 1 packet of truvia. It was really good. I have never seen any blender make shaved ice as well as the Ninja. My husband said it looked like snow. I will be using it for the kids snowcones in the summer. Some posters have said they bought the Ninja at Walmart for around $45.00. I just didn't look there. Oh, the Ninja does have a reputation for just pulverizing everything if you aren't careful. If making chunky salsa, it quickly becomes soupy if you hold the button for very long. Good luck. I think the Ninja is worth the money I spent for sure!