As an addict of Starbuck's Frappuccino, finding this machine has been like putting money in my bank. I averaged 3 trips a week to Starbucks at $4.83 each visit. I paid $55.00 + tax at Bed Bath and Beyond using their mailed 20% off coupon. I was very skeptical about this because I had tried to make a Frappuccino in a blender - no luck. I have to tell you WOW, WOW, WOW. The consistency is spot on. Follow the instructions to the letter and you won't be disappointed. I opt for the fat-free milk and the lite Hershey's chocolate syrup. Do yourself a favor if you're a Starbucks junkie and buy this machine!