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Consumer Reports Reviews Generators

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

ratingsBriggs & Stratton 40445 Reviews
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Briggs & Stratton 40445
Type: Small stationary generators
Summary: This Briggs & Stratton small stationary generator is natural gas- or propane-powered and is rated for 6,000 (natural gas) and 8,000 (propane) watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
 
 
The Briggs & Stratton 40445 Generator has the following features: Claimed output (watts), Fuel type, Fuel shutoff, Low-oil shutoff, Electric start, Hour meter, Low-oil shutoff has indicator light and Fuel capacity.
ratingsKohler PRO5.2E Reviews
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Kohler PRO5.2E
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This Kohler Portable generator is Gasoline-powered and is rated for 4500 watts. It has:
  • electric start
  • fuel shutoff
  • low-oil shutoff
  • 6 power outlets
 
 
The Kohler PRO5.2E 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.
ratingsChampion 41537 Reviews
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Champion 41537
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This Champion portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 7,500 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 5 power outlets
 
 
The Champion 41537 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.
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.
ratingsTroy-Bilt 30594 Reviews
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Troy-Bilt 30594
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This TROY-BILT Portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 6250 watts. It has:
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 5 power outlets
 
 
The Troy-Bilt 30594 Generator has the following features: Claimed output (watts), Fuel type, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Low-oil shutoff, Fuel gauge, Wheels, Fuel capacity and No. of power outlets.