Garden shredders: Best Buys Best buy

Thinking of buying a new garden shredder?

Our Best Buy garden shredders are quick, quiet, easy to use and shred material finely, whatever type of garden debris you put in. So don't settle for a poor-performing garden shredder that fails to shred your conifer branches or blocks every three minutes.


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If you have a mature or overgrown garden, then a garden shredder can save you money. From numerous trips to the council tip, or skip hire. There are some things you can find out in the shop, such as how heavy it is, or how long the cable is. But there are some things you can't find out, such as how noisy or how often you are going to have to unblock it.

And that's where the witch testing comes in. We measure how much garden waste the shredder can get through in ten minutes both easy material, like straight twigs, and more difficult material, like conifer hedge trimmings and perennial weeds we also chop woody branches as wide as the shredder can take.

We assess how many times the shredder blocks, and how easy it is to clear the block. We wait have finally the shatter chops up material. We measure the noise of the shatter and right have irritating BPO neighbours. We've got advice on how to get the best from your shredder and shredder reviews. To find out more, click on the link below.

We've tested garden shredders from brands such as Bosch, Al-Ko and Black & Decker on all types of garden debris, including woody branches and the stringy stems of perennials. We put a skip's worth of garden debris through the shredders during our tests. Our Best Buy roller and impact models will help to keep your garden looking great.  

  • We weigh the amount of twigs and branches that the shredder can get through in 10 minutes - a quick shred of your garden debris means less time spent on a noisy job for you..
  • We test garden shredders on conifer trimmings and woody branches, so whatever shrubs you're pruning, your shredder should still be up to the job.
  • We reveal shredders that are noisy, leave prunings whole and often block up.

The Best Buy garden shredders aren't always the most expensive. Find out which models we recommend with a £1 trial to Which?

Garden shredder reviews you can trust

Models from the biggest garden-shredder brands are tested at our trials site - including Bosch, Al-Ko and Wolf-Garten - and we've discovered that even the most trustworthy name doesn't always guarantee quality. 

Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.

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