Quiet, reliable device with uncomplicated operation. Also suitable for large quantities of paper.
last modified: 08.10.2019, 13:47
Our test winner impresses with his performance, his speed, his volume and his low noise-level. The AmazonBasics Cross-Cut Schredder is a safe, simple and convenient device. Power meets practical and simple design. The focus is clearly on practicability. Conclusion: an all-round practical and reliable device.
The AmazonBasics - Cross-Cut Shredder is our test winner!
The document shredder from Amazon is particularly convincing due to its high collection volume and high cutting speed. In addition, the shredder works very quietly with a low power usage. Especially its automatic reversal technology, which the other shredders do not have, should be emphasized. This technology quickly and effectively prevents paper jams, because as soon as too much paper is inserted at once, the shredder throws the paper out again.
This shredder is manufactured to a high standard. The practical and safety aspects of the shredder have been taken into account. The most important warning notices were placed directly in front of the paper feeder. The infeed slot itself is designed in such a way that it is very difficult for you to reach into it. An LED display makes it possible to quickly recognize the operating status of the device. In addition, a sliding operating button is attached to the device. This is useful for the application, but compared to the other shredders it seems old-fashioned in optics.
The AmazonBasics Cross-Cut shredder offers three different operating modes: The paper can be shredded automatically in auto mode. As soon as paper is inserted and shredded, the machine switches off automatically. In FWD mode, the machine shreds continuously and in REV mode, the paper is thrown out again. The shredder works fast, quietly, power-saving and powerful. The machine cuts a sheet of paper in 7 seconds and the maximum number of 15 sheets that can be shredded at once in 10 seconds. So during our test we were able to shred 90 sheets in one minute. The shredder consumes a maximum of 275.8 W (standby mode: 1.4 W). The Amazone Basic shredder works comparatively quiet in our test. With a measured volume of 68.8 dB at maximum load, it is the quietest document shredder in our test. A further feature to be emphasised is that the device does not heat up during continuous operation. After 15 minutes of continuous shredding, we measured an operating temperature of 27.7 degrees Celsius. Furthermore,we noticed that both CDs and credit cards can be shredded and even paper clips or staples do not have to be removed before insertion. The area of the device where CD´s or credit cards can be shredded gently for the knives was marked directly on the device's entry slot. Plastic packaging can also be shredded effortlessly and easily.
Collecting volume, cut size and additional information
The relatively large collecting bin, which has a capacity of 22.7 litres, makes it possible to shred 222 sheets of paper without any problems until the paper is emptied.
We have evaluated 30 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 80 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of evaluation was 4.4 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- The window of the collection container
The following points were noted negatively:
- Caused a short circuit
|Scope of delivery||User manual, safety instructions, cable|
|Quality of instructions||Excellent|
|Manual language||EN, FR, DE, GER, IT|
|Stand-by power consumption||1,4 W|
|Power consumption||275,8 W|
|Max. number of sheets||15|
|Automatic reversal technology||✔|
|Number of sheets Collecting container||222|
|Extra container for CDs/cards||No|
|Speed 1 Sheet||7 sek|
|Speed max. number of sheets||10 sek|
|Staples/paper clips to remove||No|
|Max. volume||74 dB|
|Cut size||2,5 cm x 0,3 cm|
|Highest temperature||27,7 °C|
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