Your review: After an experience where my son was out of power for 7 days at a college near Hartford, about 5 years ago, I decided I was too old NOT to have heat and light in my house in case the power went out. I got a "POWER SWITCH" and this 8000/10,000 watt Elite B+S generator, over the objections of my wife. I didn't need it for almost 2 years...THEN, a terrible winter storm hit and we lost power for almost 5 days a couple years ago. I had my neighbors come over to warm up, charge their cell phones, and we had a couple parties at my place because we had power. My Power Switch has 6 house circuits on it for my gas, hot air heat, bunch of lights, sump pumps, WiFi, garage doors, refrigerator and microwave....and we never got to 50% use of the generator's max. I even sent a neighbor 2 long cords so he could patch in for his heat, and rotate his refrigerator etc. My generator ran about 18 hours a day, for almost 5 days. We did get lucky and found a gas source. And get it serviced by a pro.
Cons: need gasoline around