Westsidegal, (unsolicited advice alert) I have the same Oster and recommend you get your hands on the Oster Fusion blade ($7 on Amazon) which has 6 blades instead of 4 like the ice crusher blade. I did so following another reviewer's advice and it's like a whole new blender. It was fine before but if you use it for fibrous food items or iced drinks (i.e. green smoothies or blended cocktails) you'll notice a major improvement in texture. Just sayin'.