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Consumer Reports is the best place to come to find expert Generator reviews. We review different types of Generators. Our Generator reviews will help you decide what Generator is best for you.

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Generator Reviews from Consumer Reports

ratingsYamaha EF7200DE Reviews
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Yamaha EF7200DE
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This Yamaha Portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 6000 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 6 power outlets
 
 
The Yamaha EF7200DE Generator has the following features: Claimed output (watts), Fuel type, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Low-oil shutoff, Electric start, Fuel gauge, Hour meter, Low-oil shutoff has indicator light, Electric-start battery included, Wheels, Fuel capacity and No. of power outlets.
ratingsGenerac RS5500 Reviews
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Generac RS5500
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This GENERAC Portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 5500 watts. It has:
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 5 power outlets
 
 
The Generac RS5500 Generator has the following features: Claimed output (watts), Fuel type, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Low-oil shutoff, Fuel gauge, Hour meter, Wheels, Fuel capacity and No. of power outlets.
ratingsPowermate PM0135500 Reviews
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Powermate PM0135500
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This Powermate Portable generator is propane-powered and is rated for 5500 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 5 power outlets
 
 
The Powermate PM0135500 Generator has the following features: Claimed output (watts), Fuel type, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Low-oil shutoff, Electric start, Hour meter, Electric-start battery included, Wheels, Fuel capacity and No. of power outlets.
ratingsGentron GG3203 Reviews
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Gentron GG3203
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This Gentron portable generator is diesel-powered and is rated for 5,000 watts. It has:
• electric start
• low-oil shutoff
• 4 power outlets
 
 
The Gentron GG3203 Generator has the following features: Claimed output (watts), Fuel type, Weight (lbs.), Low-oil shutoff, Electric start, Fuel gauge, Hour meter, Electric-start battery included, Wheels, Fuel capacity and No. of power outlets.
ratingsPowermate PM0146500 Reviews
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Powermate PM0146500
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This Powermate Portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 6500 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 5 power outlets
 
 
The Powermate PM0146500 Generator has the following features: Claimed output (watts), Fuel type, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Low-oil shutoff, Electric start, Fuel gauge, Hour meter, Electric-start battery included, Wheels, Fuel capacity and No. of power outlets.