I have a Troybuilt 1000 watt generator
that I bought several years ago for around $100.00 as a returned item from Lowes.
Right about this time of year when the storms blow through people buy Generators and then return them,making for some good deals.
I have used it for years and still do and I am very satisfied with it especially considering the price.
When my power goes out as it does every year during Tornado season I reach for this one first if all I need is a fan and a few lights
I found a Honda 2000 last year and picked it up and I really like it too.
The Honda is actually smaller than the Troy and twice the output!
It is also quieter and with Eco-Mode more fuel efficient.
The Hondas are great but I would buy another Troybuilt in a heartbeat if given the same opportunity again.
I also saw the Kipor line at a few dealers this week and they were more money than the Honda,not less go figure?