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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

ratingsBriggs & Stratton 30470 Reviews
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Briggs & Stratton 30470
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This Briggs & Stratton portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 7,000 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 5 power outlets
 
 
The Briggs & Stratton 30470 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.
ratingsGenerac LP5500 Reviews
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Generac LP5500
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This Generac portable generator is propane-powered and is rated for 5,500 watts. It has:
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 5 power outlets
 
 
The Generac LP5500 Generator has the following features: Claimed output (watts), Fuel type, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Low-oil shutoff, Hour meter, Wheels, Fuel capacity and No. of power outlets.
ratingsYamaha EF6600DE Reviews
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Yamaha EF6600DE
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This Yamaha portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 6,000 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 7 power outlets
 
 
The Yamaha EF6600DE Generator has the following features: Claimed output (watts), Fuel type, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Low-oil shutoff, Electric start, Fuel gauge, Low-oil shutoff has indicator light, Wheels, Fuel capacity and No. of power outlets.
ratingsHonda EU6500iS Reviews
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Honda EU6500iS
Type: Portable generators
Summary: This Honda portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 5,500 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 4 power outlets
 
 
The Honda EU6500iS 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.
ratingsKohler 8.5 RES-QS7 Reviews
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Kohler 8.5 RES-QS7
Type: Small stationary generators
Summary: This Kohler small stationary generator is natural gas- or propane-powered and is rated for 7,000 (natural gas) and 8,500 (propane) watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
 
 
The Kohler 8.5 RES-QS7 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.