I have used different brands of Blenders and Food Processors from various manufacturers in the past, but beleive me or not, these Blenders are really the best of the best.
Cuisinart BFP-703CH SmartPower Duet Blender/Food Processor.
It has as much power as you would ever need and frozen drinks come out smooth and frosty, they way they should.
Oster BVLB07-Z Counterforms 3-Speed 2-in-1 Blender/Food-Processor Combo with 48-Ounce. Glass Jar.
Its base is all black though, not stainless steel, and I love it.
Black & Decker FP2620S Power Pro Wide-Mouth 10-Cup Food Processor with 5-Cup Blender. Jar
The bottom has suction cups; not helpful at all.
Hamilton Beach 52654 Blender/Food Processor Combo.
It has a powerful motor that can easily break ice, plus the Blender jar is made of really thick, unbreakable material, unlike many other Glass Blender jars.
OSTER 12-SPEED BLENDER WITH FOOD PROCSSER.
It is very practical to have two machines in one and it takes care of both jobs very well.