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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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