Vexed by inverters
So my mothers el cheapo modified inverter died, it was a 1200 watt whistler pro. It was already sent in to the manufacturer to be fixed once, made a horrible noise and is completely dead. I doubt they will fix it again so in the market for something quality. The inverters job for the last 1.5 years it lasted was to run a 5 cubic foot chest freezer thats about 1.7 amps. I want to step up to something that will last and is pure sine. I am really not sure what to get without breaking the bank. Is the exceltech xp 2000 really that good? I know its an old brand and they have life time repairs for 100 bucks. Is there a cheaper alternative that still has that quality? Trying to convince my mother to drop AC motor appliances all together and get a dc freezer. Seems a waste to over size inverters just to run something because of inrush. Also i have yet to find a freezer or fridge thats actually insulated. The 1100 model is a LOT cheaper but has no surge. Mostly looking for exceltech feedback and inverter suggestions.