- Well-designed and durable, yet inexpensive
- Multiple features intended to reduce paper jams while maximizing shredding capacity
- Ideal for household uses, including credit cards, receipts, and junk mail
Beautifully affordable, cross-cut shredder turns documents into small strips, user-friendly operation, can handle credit cards and heavier paper, and provides decent waste bin capacity.
Shreds papers in perfectly straight, easily legible strips; designed only for household use.
Performance: This is NOT a heavy-duty commercial shredder, but it's the inexpensive option that will be perfect to have at home. It can only handle up to 6 pages at once, though you're better doing 2-3 pages at a time. However, it can handle credit cards, junk mail, and heavier card stock, so you get a decent performance from this well-priced shredder.
The design is simple and user-friendly, and it works like a dream. You can shred anywhere from 10-30 documents before it needs to rest for a few minutes, but the cool-down time is very short: just 30 minutes. The thermal protection built into the shredder will reduce the risk of overheating and keep the machine running well for years to come.
Features: The controls are user-friendly and easy to learn. The auto-start feature sets the shredder running the moment the paper passes through the sensor, and the machine will automatically shut off if it starts to overheat. The paper feeder is wide enough for legal and letter-sized documents. The waste bin holds less than 4 gallons, but you can get through a decent number of papers (40-50) before needing to empty it.
Price: If you want the perfect combination of lightweight and inexpensive, this is the machine for you. It's built for many years of shredding, and you can't argue with the $30 price tag!
- Rated #6 in 6 Best Paper Shredders