I need a small generator to run my fridge; which one?
October 31, 2011 7:29 AM Subscribe
I think I need a small generator, but don't know how to size it, or what a good model is. I need something to power the refrigerator, a couple of lights, and maybe a laptop.
posted by jenkinsEar to home & garden (14 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I live in the northeast, and the power is out (again). We're about to lose an entire fridge's worth of food (again). This seems to be an annual occurrence, so it would clearly be cheaper to buy a generator and run the fridge if the price is less than two trips to the store. Powering a couple of lights and a laptop would be a huge plus.
How much should I plan on spending? How much power should I be looking for? I'm assuming gas makes the most sense, and just running electrical cords into the house- I don't think I need a whole-house system, as I have heat (propane fireplace) and hot water.
Any positive or negative experiences with specific models in this range would also be welcome.