Round Up: Shredders

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You have a shredder, yes? A friend's experience with identity theft reinforced our feeling that it's a must have. We have a small one tucked into a cabinet that serves as our landing strip. But, a recent article in House Beautiful convinced us that it may be time to upgrade. The must haves on our list? A cross-cut shredder with an 8 sheet or higher capacity and the ability to shred 500 sheets a day without conking out. Here are some from Amazon that make the cut, after the jump...

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Fellowes 32177 Powershred PS-77Cs Shredder: 12 sheets / 600 sheets per day / credit cards, staples, cds, small paper clips. We get a lot of mail. This should be able to handle it without conking out.

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Royal 16 Sheet Cross Cut Shredder: 16 sheets / 150 shred cycles per day / credit cards, staples, cds, paper clips. A little more powerful than the Powershred, it can handle light home office use.

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Shredder Essentials SES-C1500 15 Sheet Cross Cut Shredder: 15 sheets / credit cards, staples, cds, paper clips. This is the one we're considering. Small and powerful, it'll shred out daily mail but tuck out of the way when not in use.

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Shredder Essentials SES-M1570 15 Sheet Micro Cut Shredder 15 sheets / credit cards, staples, cds, paper clips. Do you talk on the phone while shredding? Then this one's for you. Super quiet and efficient.

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Fellowes 3228901 Intellishred SB-89Ci Shredder 15 sheets / credit cards, staples, cds, paper clips. The Wall-E of shreders, it's the sleekest and most modern of the bunch. A good choice if your machine's in full view.

To read the article in House Beautiful, click here.

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