Top 10 Best Shredders of 2021
While the conversation around security might focus more on the digital side of things these days, it’s essential that you cover all your bases. And sensitive and confidential documents are one of them!
A shredder that suits your needs should be part of every workspace setup, whether it’s a home study or a commercial, open-plan office. Find the shredder that’s right for your space by taking a look at our list of the 10 Best Shredders of 2021, for home, work, and everywhere in between.
Our top 10 shredders
- Fellowes Cross Cut Shredder M-7Cm
- Kobra Strip Cut Shredder +1 SS4
- Rexel Stack & Shred Auto Feed Cross Cut Shredder 50X
- Fellowes Auto Micro Cut Shredder 100M
- J.Burrows Cross Cut Paper Shreder S360A
- Fellowes Powershred Cross Cut Shredder 99ci
- BJ.Burrows Micro Cut 24 Hour Paper Shredder S3306A
- Keji Strip Cut Shredder 7L
- Fellowes Powershred Cross Cut Shredder 60Cs
- J.Burrows Micro Cut Shredder S333
Our top 10 shredders
Best Shredder Overall
Fellowes Cross Cut Shredder M-7Cm
Call out feature: Quiet operation.
Best suited to: High security, moderate, quiet use in the workplace.
The sound of a shredder motor might not be that inviting in an open plan office. So thankfully you can rely on the Fellowes Cross Cut Shredder’s ultra—quiet operation that helps you avoid extra office noise pollution. It’s a high-security choice, too, with cross-cut shredding style and a P-4 rating that means confidential or sensitive information will be difficult to reassemble post-shredding. For up to four documents at a time and for up to four minutes, you can shred both paper and credit cards, without worrying about removing staples or paper clips. It’s ideal for a workspace where it will be used semi-regularly, where there might be financial or strategy documents that you need to protect.Shop now
Best Strip Cut Shredders
Kobra Strip Cut Shredder +1 SS4
Call out feature: Non-stop shredding.
Best suited to: Everyday documents, all the time.
This shredder’s continuous run cycle means you’re never waiting for it to cool down – so it’s a great choice for a space where it’ll be in use all the time. Another reason it’s great for shared spaces is that it has a large bin capacity – up to 39.5 L – so you won’t have to empty it too frequently. With its security level of P-2, it’s best for those everyday documents like receipts and junk mail. It’s easy to use, and offers a convenient smart automatic reverse system that helps avoid jams – so less time troubleshooting and more time shredding! It even offers energy-saving features, with a stand-by mode kicking in after 8 seconds of non-operation, so your power bill won’t spike if you forget to switch it off.Shop now
Best Cross Cut Shredder
Rexel Stack & Shred Auto Feed Cross Cut Shredder 50X
Call out feature: Set and forget!
Best suited to: Larger volumes of documents in the workspace.
If you don’t fancy feeding sheet after sheet into your shredder, this Rexel Stack and Shreds auto feed feature will appeal to you. Just place pages to be destroyed into the paper tray and leave it to be shredded for you! With the P3 security level, you can confidentially destroy sensitive information, and rest assured your cross-cut shreds will be difficult to reassemble. Worry less about bothering your co-workers thanks to the machine’s ultra-quiet operation.Shop now
Best Micro Cut Shredder
Fellowes Auto Micro Cut Shredder 100M
Call out feature: Easy, hands-free operation.
Best suited to: Confidential information at work.
If you’re dealing with confidential information in higher volumes, this Fellowes Micro Cut Shredder might appeal. With a 15 minute run time and a large capacity, you can dispose of plenty of paper efficiently. It offers an impressive P-4 security level, suitable for sensitive and personal information, alongside an auto feed option that means you can insert up to 100 pages at once and walk away. Those working in open-plan workspaces will be comforted by its quiet operation in SilentShred mode; you’ll hardly hear it shredding!Shop now
Best Home Shredder
J.Burrows Cross Cut Paper Shreder S360A
Call out feature: High security at home!
Best suited to: Your home workspace.
Everyone has documents at home that need to be protected. So you need high security on hand, even if you don’t need it all that often. This J.Burrows Cross-Cut Shredder is ideal for those smaller but important jobs – with its P-4 security level making it ideal for shredding more confidential documents, such as bank statements, medical documents, or credit cards. This shredder has a run time suited to smaller document volumes, but works at an impressive speed of up to 1 metre of paper a minute, so you can get the job done and dusted without a fuss.Shop now
Best Business Shredder
Fellowes Powershred Cross Cut Shredder 99ci
Call out feature: Silent and safe.
Best suited to: Your busy workspace.
Dispose of documents like receipts, bank statements, strategy documents, and sensitive personal information in the workplace thanks to this Fellowes Powershred Cross-Cut Shredder and its high-security P-4 rating. Its SilentShred technology makes it suitable for even open-plan office spaces, helping you dispose of documents quietly and discretely. To keep everyone safe at work, it has SafeSense technology that stops shredding if it detects fingers, hands, or body parts too close to the blades. The slimline design makes it even more office-friendly, as you can stow it away without needing too much space. For more info and tips on your business needs, check out your Business Hub here.Shop now
Best Home Office Shredder
J.Burrows Micro Cut 24 Hour Paper Shredder S3306A
Call out feature: High security that’s always ready to go.
Best suited to: High grade security at home.
Confidential documents are easily and securely disposed of with this J.Burrows Micro Cut Shredder, as it offers a high, P-5 security rating. Your paper will be sliced into 2 x 14 mm pieces, and you won’t even have to remove staples or paper clips – the machine will make light work of those. Best of all, you’ll spend no time at all waiting for the machine to cool down between shredding sessions: it has an impressive 24-hour run time. If you need to equip your home office with something that’s already ready to go, you needn’t look further.Shop now
Best Affordable Shredder
Keji Strip Cut Shredder 7L
Call out feature: Super compact.
Best suited to: Basic at-home document destruction.
Dispose of documents you don’t need anymore with the help of this Keji Strip Cut Shredder. You can easily fit it under your desk at home thanks to its compact size – it’s only 315 mm high and 148 W wide. It’s suitable for getting rid of old receipts, junk mail, and all the at-home basics. So if you’re looking for a simple way to get rid of the paper clutter in your home, this just might be the one for you.Shop now
Best Large Capacity Shredder
Fellowes Powershred Cross Cut Shredder 60Cs
Call out feature: Security and speed.
Best suited to: Confidential or sensitive documents, big and small.
With its 22 L capacity, you won’t have to empty Fellowes Powershred Shredder’s bin as often. That’s a win for your productivity and efficiency, especially if you’re working with larger volumes of paper at a time. The Powershred can absolutely handle those kinds of tasks, too, with its 10-sheet-at-a-time shred capabilities and its 6 minute run time. It does all this without compromising on privacy: it has a P-4 security rating that’s suitable for confidential documents.Shop now
Best High Security Shredder
J.Burrows Micro Cut Shredder S333
Call out feature: Efficient, micro-cut shredding.
Best suited to: Confidential documents at home or in the workplace.
This J.Burrows Shredder is the safeguard your personal and confidential paperwork needs. The tiny, 2 x 12 mm micro cuts that give this shredder its P-5 security level are incredibly difficult to reassemble, making it suitable for financial and even medical information. It even comes with the bonus of quiet operation – it shreds at a volume of 55 Db, making it less obtrusive than a regular shredder. It doesn’t compromise on capacity either – shred up 8 pages in a single pass for 10 minutes at a time, and empty the bin less frequently thanks to its 17 L capacity.Shop now