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DuroStar DS4000S Portable Generator Review

Storms and natural disasters often cause power outages and blackouts. That is why you must prepare yourselves for such situations. Definitely the best way to prepare is to get a portable generator. As there are thousands of models online, it can be pretty difficult to pick the right one. DuroStar DS4000s offer great value for money, relatively quiet operation, ease of use, portability, and durability.

Ease of Use

The DuroStar DS4000S portable generator doesn’t come with the electric start feature. Some people find the electric start feature quite essential and couldn’t use a generator without it. However, without that feature you won’t have to bother and hook up the batteries once you are done unpacking the generator. You just need to simply fill it up with gas and oil and pull the recoil start.

Relatively Quiet Operation

The DuroStar DS4000S is a conventional generator. Most conventional generators are usually loud, and thus can be pretty annoying to listen to. Luckily, the design of the DS4000S is a little different. They isolated the motor with rubber seating and fitted an extremely quiet muffler. The level of noise this generator produces is just about the same level a standard dishwasher would produce. Therefore, you can converse naturally while the generator is running, which is a very big plus.

Great Value

This generator offers a magnificent power-to-price ratio. The DS4000S can deliver an outstanding 4000 surge Watts (3300 running watts). Additionally, this model is about half the price of most generators in this class. Therefore, the generator is considered to be quite affordable and probably the best value for money in the market. Read more here about portable generators

Portability (Wheel Kit)

If you are planning on moving your generator around a lot, the portability might be the most essential thing to consider. As the DuroStar DS4000S weighs about 100 pounds, we can say it is relatively portable. If you are going to use this generator only to power up the appliances in your house you might not have to install this kit as you won’t have to move it around a lot. Still, if you need it for RV camping or anything like that, the wheel kit could really come in handy.


  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Quiet operation
  • Convenient fuel gauge
  • Great value


  • Not CARB compliant
  • No CD output power
  • No amp meter


If you are looking for a powerful, portable and durable generator but still want the ease of use and maintenance, the DuroStar DS4000S makes a perfect choice. Aside from cool features, this model also has a very affordable price. Although it doesn’t feature AMP meter or CD output it is very quiet and very simple to use.

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