I've been looking into buying a new blender. I have some credit at Williams-Sonoma, so I was considering a Kitchen Aid 5 Speed or Waring Pro. I have read reviews of both of these machines, some say the Kitchen Aid breaks, some say the Waring can't crush ice. I'm basically looking to use it for smoothies, so I will need to crush ice. Ease of cleanup is also important to me.
I'm not married to either of these brands, I'm just looking for something good. I'm willing to spend up to $200 as long as it is a good blender.