This Amazon Basics Cross Cut Shredder is a powerhouse of a little machine! Coming in at less than $65, it’s perfect for home or home office use.
Upon opening the box, on top of the shredder you’ll find a message about all the don’t dos – like no unopened mail. That’s what I bought a 12-sheet shredder for – all the junk that I refuse to open just to shred. So I’m clearly voiding my warranty because I’m not going through such trouble.
For almost 3 years now this shredder has been behaving well and hasn’t broken down even with my regular shredding of everything from junk mail to cardboard frozen dinner boxes.
The Amazon Basics Cross Cut Shredder is surprisingly quiet. That’s a relief because I’ve had some that made me feel bad for using it late at night. Felt like I was waking the. neighbors.
Hack tip: I got tired of emptying the tiny basket so when I do my shredding once a month I just put the top on top of my kitchen trash basket. Works like a charm. I won’t tell you the details but you can pretty much figure it out. No tools involved. See pic.
I got tired of emptying the tiny basket so when I have a big batch of shredding to do, I just put the shredder top on top of my kitchen trash basket. Use a rubber band to keep the tab that engages the shredder with the basket it comes with. Works like a charm.