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AmazonBasics Confetti Paper Shredder

Last updated: November 15, 2021


We looked at the top Paper Shredders and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Paper Shredder you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics Confetti Paper Shredder placed 14th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Micro shredding enhanses security.
This shredder produced the least amount of operating noise of any machine we tested: 57 decibels.
This model also produced the least amount of operating noise of any machine we tested.
Fortunately, the 6.7-gallon bin holds more than enough space to add in both shredded credit cards and CDs for good measure.
Security level. The P4 security level means your documents will be shredded into tiny pieces that are virtually impossible to piece back together, ensuring your private data is well protected.
Micro-shredding enhances security. Our noise test revealed that the AmazonBasics produced just 60 decibels of sound, one of the lowest levels among our contenders.
This shredder is quiet, solid and it runs smoothly.
It is a very high-security paper shredder as it shreds documents into micro-sized cuts
The Safe Sense feature means that this shredder doesn’t need to be turned off or locked when not in use.
Auto start feature means it can stay on for standby purposes and has sensors to detect when a paper is close to its opening which triggers the machine to begin shredding. Manual reverse lever functions to get rid of paper jams that hinder productivity.
The capacity of this is also huge enough as it can handle 12 sheets with 8 minutes run time this is really a good one.
The tasks can be operated within less time because multi pages can be shred quickly and there is no need to remove staples.

What reviewers didn't like

Relatively short shred cycle ( 8 minutes)
The bin, which is designed to slide out of the shredder’s chassis, has a 6.7-gallon capacity according to Amazon’s claims. Our testing, however, revealed that the bin could hold only 4.8 gallons of shredded material.
No-lock casters. Casters cannot be locked, which proved to be a problem for reviewers with non-carpeted floors. However, pads can placed under the casters to keep them from rolling.
The manufacturer's estimated shred cycle is eight minutes; its cool-down period is purported to be 45 minutes. Our in-house tests added a minute or two to the shredding portion of the duty cycle, but the machine struggled with larger stacks of paper as the blades overheated. We urge potential users to keep the AmazonBasics' blades lubricated between sessions.
The shred cycle is very short. It means you can only use it for 8 minutes and then have to wait 45 minutes to let it cool down.
Independent testing carried out by consumers revealed that this shredder operates with a noise level of about 82 dBA.
The shred cycle is very short. It means you can only use it for 8 minutes and then have to wait 45 minutes to let it cool down.
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