blender help

blender help

Ok, I need help picking out a blender. I want something under $50 but that will chop ice really well and not make a burning smell after trying to chop/blend ice. I would like to be able to make frozen drinks and smoothies. My cheapie blender doesn't chop the ice at all (leaves big huge chunks) and after a few seconds starts burning. Any suggestions on what kind I should buy? Thanks!
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