Aurora AS890C 8-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper Shredder Review

At a time when privacy is on everyone’s mind, selecting the proper paper shredder for eliminating sensitive documents should be a top priority.

The Aurora AS890C Cross-Cut Paper Shredder is a very capable machine which saves you time by not having to prepare your paperwork for shredding.  Whether it is pieces of paper, credit cards, staples or paper clips, the AS890C has the muscle to cut through them.

Turn Paper to Confetti for Extra Security

This Aurora AS890C Cross-Cut Paper Shredder is equipped with heavy duty stainless steel blades that not only obliterate sensitive documents, it turns them into numerous pieces of confetti.  It can shred over eight pages per minute, which are fed through its 8.7-inch width paper feed opening.

It will even shred paper that is folded, so you do not have to waste your time unfolding the documents that require shredding.  And if there is a paper jam, there is a manual reverse mode for clearing them out.

Heavy Duty Blades Slice Through Hard Plastic and Steel

In addition to shredding paper to oblivion, the AS890C can efficiently slice up credit cards, CDs, staples, and paper clips.  Due to its heavy duty stainless steel blades, you no longer have to spend time preparing documents by engaging in such activities such as removing staples or paper clips.

Compact Size for Small Home Office

Aurora AS890C 8-Sheet paper shredderMeasuring 12 x 7 x 16 inches, the Aurora AS890C Cross-Cut Paper Shredder is perfect for a home office or anywhere where room may be limited.  It features a wastebasket which has a capacity of 125 sheets, allowing you to destroy plenty of documents before having to empty it out.

Easy to Operate

This Aurora AS890C Cross-Cut Paper Shredder activates automatically once the paper is introduced into its entry slot.  If there is a paper jam, there is a switch which manually reverses the blades so they can spit out the clogged material.

For regular use, you will have to empty out the wastebasket every ten days or so.  There is even a small window in the basket which allows you to monitor it as it fills up.

  • Heavy duty stainless steel blades can cut through heavy stock
  • Able to shred staples and paper clips, thus saving time
  • Shreds over eight pages per minute
  • Wastebasket receptacle with 125 sheet capacity
  • Manual reverse mode for clearing paper jams
  • Affordable price

  • Not fast enough if you’re looking to shred large amounts of documents quickly

Aurora AS890C

An Affordable Heavy Duty Shredder

Retailing at approximately $50.00, the Aurora AS890C Cross-Cut Paper Shredder is fully capable of completely shredding papers (with staples and paper clips), credit cards, DVDs and other heavier stock.

It can shred eight papers per minute and is a timesaver in that it does not require unfolding of paper, removal of staples or paper clips. Due to its size, it can fit well within a small home office. If you are looking for a shredder which safely turns your sensitive documents into pieces of confetti, this machine is worth serious consideration.

Michael A. Ford

Michael Ford has been a passionate writer and reviewer for most of his life. Discussing, reviewing and taking apart the newest luxury products in homeware, garden and other niches is what he spends the majority of his time doing.

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