Best Backup Generators

Top-Rated & Best-Selling Emergency Backup Generators

By  | Portable Generator Product Expert

What if you could ensure security during an emergency, crises, extreme conditions, or blackouts? Emergency generators are a smart investment to make.

To help you cut through the clutter and variable reviews, this year we compiled a list of the best-selling, top-rated and expert-recommended models.

Browse the lists below, or take a look at our Emergency Generator Buyer's Guide first.

Top 10 Selling Backup Generators

Top 10 Rated Backup Generators

Recommended Backup Generators

Top Medium Emergency Generators
Firman P05702 - Performance Series 5700 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator w/ Wireless Remote
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Firman P05702 – 5700 Watts comes with electric start & a wireless remote. The electric start is convenient for quick and easy start up and a has recoil back up if needed. The wireless remote start streamlines the start up process by allowing the user...
Champion 100231 - 5500 Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator
The Champion brand produce some of the most reliable generators we offer. The 5500 watt dual fuel model is not only a very reliable generator but a versatile generator as well being able to give you the option to run on either gasoline or propane. Du...
Generac GP5500 - 5500 Watt Portable Generator
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
These GP5500 generators run like a champs. Very solidly built at an affordable cost. You can find cheaper generators, but no where near the quality of Generac. This is our best seller during national disasters such as hurricanes as it will keep all o...
Top Large Portable Emergency Generators
Champion 100110 - 9200 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator
This is a very good sized generator for emergency backup power. It also comes with electric start which is a huge plus so anyone can start it during an emergency without having to try to use a recoil start. It's affordable and will power your fridge,...
Briggs & Stratton 30664 - 8000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator w/ (4) 120V Outlets
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
The Briggs & Stratton 30664 is stylish and stout, with plenty of available power for larger appliances. It comes nicely equipped with an electric start Briggs & Stratton Elite 2100 Series™ OHV Engine. Plus, it features an extra-large, 7-gallon metal ...
CAT® RP7500E - 7500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator
We like the CAT 7500 watt portable generator for four reasons. 1. Larger Generators are often hard to start with a recoil rope. This CAT generator comes conveniently equipped with an electric key start and a battery. Simply turn the key, and it start...
Top X-Large Emergency Generators
Generac GP17500E - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
An extremely popular generator in Florida. Most homes in Hurricane country are powered entirely by electricity -- no natural gas or propane fuel source. Standby generators simply don't work in these situations because they need natural gas or pro...
CAT® RP12000 E - 12,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator
One workhorse of a generator. Is it an emergency generator? Is it a professional generator? Actually, it's both. Homeowners love it because it generates enough electricity to power a small home. Contractors love it because it can power an en...
Champion 100111 - 12,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator
If you were considering a 7000-8000 watt portable, but you still wanted to power a few more items at the same time, this 12,000 Watt Portable from Champion is your answer. This tough generator meets any of the needs you throw at it- that's why we...

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