In our tests, we were able to speed 120 sheets of paper through the Powershred 73Ci with no problems to speak of.
This shredder also made short work of CDs and paper clips.
We've long recommended the Amazon Basics 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder, which can handle up to 19 pages.
But it's been in and out of stock for over a year and is unavailable as of this writing, so the 8-Sheet model is the best option of those we've tested.
This model can turn paper into 0.47-by-0.16-inch bits of confetti, 12 sheets at a time.
The particles are roughly one-sixth the size of those from a cross-cut shredder, making it basically impossible for a thief to reassemble a readable document.
It can run continuously for 40 minutes before needing to cool down, only takes about five seconds to shred a single piece of paper, and has casters for mobility.
The Amazon Basics 6-Sheet is an affordable choice with a dedicated CD slot that is perfect for any home office.
It'll do staples too, but as with all of the models we tested, the manufacturer recommends against attempting to do so if you can avoid it.
A cross-cut shredder makes it very difficult for an identity thief to steal your information, but you can opt for an even higher level of security: a micro-cut shredder like the Amazon Basics 12-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut Shredder.