This comprehensive list is designed to assist you in identifying the appliances and devices you might need to startup and/or run concurrently during a power outage. It lists the average startup and operational wattages for each item.  The startup wattage is used in calculating and determining the appropriate generator size for your home. During our in-house assessment, we take care of these calculations for you.

Kitchen

  • Blender: Startup 500-1,000W / Operational 300-600W
  • Coffee Maker: Startup 600-1,200W / Operational 600-1,200W
  • Crock Pot / Pressure Cooker: Startup 70-250W / Operational 70-250W
  • Dishwasher: Startup 540-1,800W / Operational 180-300W
  • Electric Oven (Range): Startup 2,000-5,000W / Operational 2,000-5,000W
  • Freezer: Startup 1,200-2,500W / Operational 300-700W
  • Kitchen Mixer (e.g., KitchenAid): Startup 250-500W / Operational 150-400W
  • Microwave Oven: Startup 1,000-2,000W / Operational 600-1,200W
  • Refrigerator: Startup 1,200-2,200W / Operational 100-800W
  • Toaster: Startup 800-1,500W / Operational 800-1,500W

Laundry Room

  • Clothes Dryer (Electric): Startup 1,800-5,000W / Operational 1,800-5,000W
  • Clothes Washer: Startup 1,200-2,300W / Operational 500-1,000W
  • Water Heater (Electric): Startup 3,000-4,500W / Operational 3,000-4,500W

Living Room

  • Ceiling Fan: Startup 70-120W / Operational 50-75W
  • LCD Television (40-59 inches): Startup 100-200W / Operational 60-150W
  • Gaming Console (e.g., Xbox, PlayStation): Startup 100-150W / Operational 40-150W

Bathroom

  • Curling Iron: Startup 100-150W / Operational 20-50W
  • Hair Dryer: Startup 1,200-1,875W / Operational 1,200-1,875W
  • Straightener (Hair): Startup 100-150W / Operational 20-50W

Home Office

  • Desktop Computer: Startup 600-800W / Operational 200-400W
  • Inkjet Printer: Startup 20-30W / Operational 20-50W
  • Laser Printer: Startup 600-800W / Operational 300-500W
  • Laptop Computer: Startup Not applicable / Operational 20-75W

Garage / Shop

  • 110V Welder: Startup 1,800-2,500W / Operational 1,000-1,400W
  • 220V Welder: Startup 4,000-6,000W / Operational 2,000-4,000W
  • Angle Grinder: Startup 1,500-2,500W / Operational 500-1,500W
  • Circular Saw: Startup 2,300-3,000W / Operational 1,200-1,800W
  • Garage Door Opener: Startup 1,100-2,350W / Operational 550-750W
  • Heat Gun: Startup 1,200-1,500W / Operational 200-400W
  • Impact Wrench (Electric): Startup 500-1,000W / Operational 200-400W
  • Reciprocating Saw (Sawzall): Startup 1,200-1,500W / Operational 300-900W
  • Table Saw: Startup 4,500-6,000W / Operational 1,800-2,500W
  • Tesla EV Charger: Startup 11,500W / Operational 11,500W

Home Gym / Exercise Room

  • Electric Treadmill: Startup 1,500-2,000W / Operational 600-800W

Basement / Utility

  • Central Air Conditioner (10,000 BTU): Startup 1,800-3,500W / Operational 1,200-2,000W
  • Sump Pump (1/2 HP): Startup 2,150-4,100W / Operational 1,050-2,150W
  • Well Pump (1/2 HP): Startup 2,100-4,000W / Operational 1,000W
  • Space Heater: Startup 750-1,500W / Operational 750-1,500W