LG INVERTER REFRIGERATORS
Went from a Sun Frost 16cu (after 20 yrs) to a 20cu LG inverter based top freezer unit. Sold at all the big box stores. After a couple of days running it measures 46 watts running at regular cycle. About a 50% duty cycle, in a 70 degree ambient temp. So that's about 25 watts an hour or 600 watts a day! Of course you have to figure inverter losses into your consumption. So no noticeable surge upon startup. This works fine off a 600 watt Samlex. They also sell a 23cu version, that uses about 10% more according to Consumer Reports. They have ice makers and mine is not on so I don't know the daily use with it running.