AmazonBasics Cross-Cut Shredder 15 sheets

Test 08/2019

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Test seal: AmazonBasics Cross-Cut Shredder 15 sheets, Rating 9.8

last modified: 23.03.2020, 11:55

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 20%
Safety 20%
Speed 20%
Volume 20%
Cut quality 20%
Tested by: Jonas



Our test winner impresses with his performance, his speed, his volume and his low noise-level. The AmazonBasics Cross-Cut Shredder 15 sheets 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.


  • High collection volume
  • Fast and quiet operation
  • A high number of sheets at once
  • Easy to use


  • Very simple and practical design
  • High dust generation during shredding

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A quiet, reliable device with an uncomplicated operation. Also suitable for large quantities of paper.

The AmazonBasics - Cross-Cut Shredder 15 sheets is our test winner!

Special features

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.

Shredded paper of AmazonBasics
Shredded paper with a cut size of 2.5 cm x 0.3 cm.


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.

Thermal image of the AmazonBasics document shredder
The maximum measured temperature is 28.9°.


The link text="AmazonBasics Cross-Cut Shredder 15 sheets" | product="559"] offers three different operating modes: The paper can be shredded automatically in auto mode. As soon as the 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 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.

Summary: 80% positive and 10% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Noise level
  • Rolls
  • The window of the collection container

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Caused a short circuit
Manufacturer AmazonBasics
Scope of delivery User manual, safety instructions, cable
Quality impression Excellent
Packaging Brown cardboard
Additional warranty No
Quality of instructions Excellent
Manual language EN, FR, GER, GER, IT
Width 36 cm
Height 53 cm
Depth 26 cm
Weight 9.841 kg
Stand-by power consumption 1.4 W
Power consumption 275.8 W
Capacity litres 22.7
Max. number of sheets 15
Automatic switch-off
Automatic reversal technology
Readiness indicator
Sheet/minute 90
Number of sheets Collecting container 222
CD shredder
Extra container for CDs/cards No
Speed 1 Sheet 7 sek
Speed max. number of sheets 10 sek
Staples/paper clips to remove No
Card shredder
Maximum volume 74 dB
Plastic wrapping
Safesense technology No
Cut size 2.5 cm x 0.3 cm
Highest temperature 27.7 °C
Cut quality

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