I was recently asked if I would be interested in reviewing a shredder; I thought why not, I have never actually used one and James and I both work a lot from home and have so many documents lying about that would be much better shredded than just thrown away. So I said yes and had no idea what to expect really… I know Mum & Dad have one that sits on their computer desk. When it was delivered I first thought it was a car seat that I had been waiting for because it was rather big and heavy; so was quite shocked really at how substantial it is. The shredder is about 56cm high and fits under my desk perfectly. It has a 18L waste paper basket that is very good quality and just pulls out so that you can dispose of your waste paper.
I was quite surprised that the shredder can take up to 11 sheets of A4 paper at one time! Blimey – I just thought shredders did one sheet; but this one will even cut credit cards too! It is very easy to use, just plug-in, switch on and start to shred! It is rather noisy – I’m not really sure what I expected and as I have nothing else to compare it to I have no idea if it is noisier than other shredders. I can’t say that the noise bothers me though lol it’s just an observation 😉
My favourite part of the shredder (because I have young children who like to stick their finger in things) is the Safe sense technology which means that it automatically stops shredding when hands get to close! This really sells it for me and I wouldn’t entertain the thought of having a shredder in the house without it!
The Fellowes Powershred DS-1 does exactly what it say on the box and if you are looking for a high quality shredder then I would definitely recommend this one 🙂