I purchased a very basic generator this weekend. The reason for a basic genie is due to affordability.
Its a Ryobi RG-950 and its output is 650w according to spec.
Now its main purpose is to run a few energy saving lights and to use my 4mnth Old's bottle/food warner (210w) and possibly Cellfi signal booster (17w)
Cooking will be done on gas and isn't an issue.
Now I know this unit doesn't have AVR and have heard if you use a surge protection device, I know Ellies sell one, things will be stable enough to say run a TV if needed and plug in out cellphones, or even my Cellfi signal booster as we have poor signal in out house.