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Best Paper shredders

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Paper shredders

Best Paper shredders

We tested 15 paper shredders to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Paper shredder based on the following criteria:

  • Convenience
  • Effective capacity
  • Speed

Below lists the Paper shredders that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Paper shredder is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Paper shredders

Best Paper shredder for Convenience

How straightforward, legible and easy to use each model was to use.


This Paper shredder which tested best for Convenience has the following features: No. of sheets shredded at a time and Claims to shred data discs.

Best Paper shredder for Effective capacity

The total volume each machine could shred until it stopped.


This Paper shredder which tested best for Effective capacity has the following features: No. of sheets shredded at a time.

Best Paper shredder for Speed

This is based on the number of sheets per minute each model could shred.


This Paper shredder which tested best for Speed has the following features: No. of sheets shredded at a time.