I have a honda 2200. It is quiet, starts every single time and got my 300 through a couple different power outages. Now that I live in the mountains i have a propane standby with automatic transfer switch. It runs EVERYTHING on my system and both our refridgerators.
My 3 cents. If you have more than 2-3k in your tank its foolish not to have a generator. Battery back ups are good but in the city, if your power goes out its usually for longer than a battery back up will last.
Honda is a great generator, harbor freight sells honda knock offs that get decent reviews.