It's important to take safety into consideration when using a portable generator as they have the potential to become a fire hazard or even cause serious injury. Never have a generator running in the house as they produce carbon monoxide which is extremely dangerous. It’s also important not to overload a portable generator and only use it for its intended purpose which is for corded appliances that are necessary for the basic running of the home. Portable generators are not meant for hard-wired appliances either which is something to think about if you rely on these for health purposes.
The generator will become hot while it is running. Make sure that small children are kept away from it and be extra careful when adding gasoline as there is a big potential for fire.
As is the case with any machine or appliance, a portable generator will work well but only if it is used for its intended purpose. Always consider safety first when using your generator.