Fellowes AutoMax 130C review

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 verdict: Best, and most expensive, shredder on test

It may not come as a massive surprise considering its price, but the Fellowes AutoMax 130C is the very best paper shredder we’ve tested. It’s fast, a doddle to operate and can feast on a banquet of paper before it needs emptying.

Pros
  • Automatic shredding
  • Huge waste capacity
  • Fast
  • Quiet
  • Infrequent jams
Cons
  • Extremely expensive
  • Not as secure as micro-cut shredders

Fellowes Powershred 62MC review

£99.00Typical price

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82%

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 verdict: One of the finest shredders on test

The Fellowes Powershred 62MC is one of the best paper shredders we’ve tested. Its micro-cut mechanism consistently reduces private documents to tiny confetti, the large bin is a doddle to empty, and the mechanism is even pretty quiet.

Pros
  • Super security
  • Easy to empty and clear
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Slow
  • Fewer sheets at a time than claimed
  • Quite expensive

DURONIC Paper Shredder PS410 micro cut 14L review

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81%

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verdict: Super secure

This Best Buy Duronic paper shredder is versatile, durable and secure – at a decent price. It can handle paperclips and staples, isn’t prone to jamming, and has a large-capacity bin. Most importantly, it shreds paper into pieces so small that they’ll be unreadable.

Pros
  • High levels of security
  • Shreds paperclips and staples and credit cards
  • Easy to use and empty
  • Safety lock
  • Not prone to jams
Cons
  • Doesn’t shred CDs
  • Slow
  • Only just fits eight pages at once

ProAction 8 Sheet 15 Litre Micro Cut review

£40.00Typical price

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80%

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 verdict: Shreds the competition

This superb and reliable shredder gives you a fantastic level of security at an affordable price. The-six sheet version of this ProAction shredder is also a Best Buy and is even cheaper.

Pros
  • High level of security
  • Not prone to jams
  • Can shred nine sheets at once
  • Easy to use
  • Large bin
Cons
  • Slow
  • A little noisy

Fellowes Powershred 8MC review

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79%

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 verdict: An excellent micro-cut Best Buy

While it’s not the speediest shredder out there, this model shreds very securely with the minimum of hassle. It’s quieter than most, too.

Pros
  • Very secure shredding
  • Easy to use
  • Quieter than most
Cons
  • Fairly slow

Fellowes Powershred 450Ms review

£140.00Typical price

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79%

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 verdict: A great option for the security-minded

If you’re somebody who holds their personal privacy dear, the Powershred 450Ms is among the most secure shredders we’ve tested. It spits out consistently miniscule confetti and you can feed in loads of paper before it becomes full. But that does come with a high price tag.

Pros
  • Very secure
  • Quiet
  • Highest-capacity waste bin on test
Cons
  • Not the quickest
  • Expensive

Q-Connect Q8MICRO review

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77%

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Which? verdict: An ideal shredder for the privacy conscious

Security is this shredder’s middle name. The micro-cut blades turn paper into powder, so for the security conscious it’s easy to recommend. And at around £100, it’s one of the more affordable micro-cut shredders we’ve tested.

Pros
  • One of the most secure shredders on test
  • Easy to operate
Cons
  • Slower than most
  • Can’t shred as many sheets at a time as claimed

Fellowes Powershred 10m Micro-Cut Shredder review

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77%

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Which? verdict: Great for lots of shredding

This Best Buy shredder is ideal for those wanting high levels of security, and who have a lot to shred. The long run time and short downtime means you can shred plenty in a day, great for home offices.

Pros
  • Very high levels of security
  • Shreds staples and credit cards
  • Easy to use and empty
  • Safety lock
  • Not prone to jams
  • Long run time and short downtime
Cons
  • Doesn’t shred CDs or paperclips
  • Slow
  • Maximum eight pages at once
  • Can overheat if you’re not careful

ProAction 6 Sheet 15 Litre Micro Cut review

£30.00Typical price

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77%

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 verdict: Shreds like a pro

Just like the ProAction 8 Sheet 15 Litre Micro Cut, this shredder gives you bags of quality considering the budget price. It obliterates documents such as bank statements into indecipherable confetti.

Pros
  • Very secure shredding of paper and credit cards
  • Large bin
  • Easy to use
  • Cheap
Cons
  • Slow
  • Noisy

Fellowes 11C review

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76%

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 verdict: Solid Best Buy shredder

The Fellowes Powershred 11C is a very good all-rounder and a worthy Which? Best Buy. It has a spacious waste bin, takes 14 sheets at a time and is plenty secure enough. In fact, we can’t think of too many negatives to speak of.

Pros
  • Takes 14 sheets at a time
  • Decent capacity
  • Not too loud
Cons
  • Could be quicker
  • Largish confetti for a cross-cut shredder

Fellowes Powershred M-8C review

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75%

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 verdict: A great choice

A worthy Best Buy, the Fellowes Powershred M-8C is one of the best home-use shredders on the market today. While it’s a little too noisy, it excels in almost every other regard. It’s solidly built, super quick and holds an abundance of shreddings. And all for less than £50.

Pros
  • Fast shredding
  • Large capacity
  • Reliable
  • Sub-£50
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Heavy when emptying

Rexel ProStyle 11 Sheet review

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75%

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 verdict: Secure but sluggish Best Buy

Whether you’re of a fan of the aesthetics or not, you can’t argue with the secure shredding, quiet operation and easy-to-empty waste bin. Just don’t expect the Best Buy Rexel ProStyle 11 Sheet to chew through your unwanted documents very quickly.

Pros
  • Easy-to-empty bin
  • Quiet shredding
  • Small confetti for extra security
Cons
  • Extremely slow
  • Smaller waste bin than claimed
  • Overheats often

ProAction 12 Sheet 25 Litre review

£50.00Typical price

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75%

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 verdict: Large yet affordable Best Buy

The ProAction 12 Sheet 25 Litre paper shredder is a brilliant all-rounder that can churn through loads of paper. Aside from the awful din it produces, it’s difficult to pick fault – so it’s a worthy Best Buy.

Pros
  • Huge bin capacity
  • Secure
  • Shreds 12 pages at a time
  • Versatile
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Quite slow
  • Large dimensions

Aurora AS1023CD review

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74%

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 verdict: Shreds plenty of sheets at once

While it’s easy to use and has a large paper bin, this shredder is let down by less-than-impressive confetti pieces.

Pros
  • Meets claimed security level
  • Can shred up to 12 sheets at a time
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Confetti pieces are a little large
  • Bin feels flimsy
  • Slow

Aurora AS800CD review

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74%

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 verdict: Fuss-free shredding

It’s about as secure as the average cross-cut model. This shredder is also user-friendly, plus it won’t make a racket. It is a little slow, but it won’t keep you waiting too long.

Pros
  • Secure shredding
  • Simple to use
Cons
  • Poor instructions
  • Fairly slow

Fellowes Powershred 53C review

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74%

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 verdict: Good shredder with enormous bin

The Fellowes Powershred 53C can certainly wolf down a lot of paper before it needs emptying. It’s a good shredder, but a couple of quibbles mean it marginally misses out on being a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Huge waste bin
  • Accepts 12 sheets at once
  • Doesn’t jam regularly
Cons
  • Slow
  • Can’t trust it with your credit cards

ProAction 10 Sheet 21 Litre review

£45.00Typical price

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74%

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 verdict: Very good for the price

The very respectable ProAction 10 Sheet 21 Litre is only a whisker away from a Best Buy. It will destroy your documents, not your bank balance. But it’s a little noisy and could be quicker.

Pros
  • Secure
  • Shreds more pages than claimed
  • Easy to operate
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Noisy
  • Quite slow

Fellowes Powershred 60Cs review

£67.00Typical price

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72%

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 verdict: There are better options out there

Despite having a larger-than-average storage capacity and being one of the nippier shredders we tested, the 60Cs can’t compete when it comes to security and noise levels.

Pros
  • Easy to operate
  • Fast
  • Shreds credit cards
  • Large bin
Cons
  • Loud
  • Shreds fewer sheets than claimed