We lost our power yesterday morning. I came home early evening and started a generator. The 7 year old side-by-side refrigerator freezer section got down to around -3 to 0 F, as measured by an digital indoor/outdoor thermometer with the outdoor sensor in the freezer section. It was plugged in about 3.5 hours until bedtime. This morning, after about 7.5 hours, it read 43F. The ice cream was liquid and the ice cubes in the ice maker were melting, although plenty left .It didn't take much to get things cold again.Luckily we're not big meat eaters and don't have a bunch of expensive stuff in the freezer. Is this the best I can expect with my refrigerator? Even though the generator is small, I don't want to run it overnight and would also prefer to turn it off for periods during the day. Maybe somebody's out there with experience who can tell me how they ran their fridge during a power outage. Thanks.