Overall the Kenmore 83396 Large Room is just the biggest version of the whole Kenmore family. Its design and technology are old, and we can’t expect anything to compensate this truth. It’s time to finish the current lineup of Kenmore with the last Kenmore 83396 Large Room Air Purifier Review.
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- Versatile design
- Good fan power
- High-quality air filters
- Energy Star rating
- Easily out of stock
- Hard to find filter replacement
- No Smart Sensor
Kenmore is one of the biggest brand of household appliances, founded in 1913. This company is now belonged to the Transform SR Brands LLC, and most of their air purifier products are sold on Sears. The Kenmore 83396 Large Room is their current air purifier flagship, and maybe we won’t see another better Kenmore air purifier anymore. So, it seems we need this Kenmore 83396 Large Room Review, and compare every Kenmore device up to date.
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Kenmore 83396 Large Room Price
Overall the Kenmore 83396 serves to be the flagship of the company, with its biggest size and performance. However, it lacks any new technologies to stand in the most aggressive low-range segment, letting it down substantially.
It’s similar to any smaller air purifiers from this company: the Kenmore 83394 Small Room and Kenmore 83395 Medium Room. However, as the flagship, it has the strongest air filter, as well as the highest fan power. Indeed, if you go deeper in this review, you will find that the middle model Kenmore 83395 is way more interesting than our today unit. But if you are the perfectionist who only desire for the best, then obviously the Kenmore 83396 Large Room is your air purifier.
Indeed, the Kenmore air purifiers are assembled by many well-known companies in the world, including of Whirlpool. That’s why it results in a plethora of rather similar air purifiers, which are serves for only different room sizes. So you understand what’s the point of the Kenmore 83396 Large Room.
The Kenmore 83396 Large Room will cost $50 more than the previous model, to be $219 officially on Kenmore website. Sadly, it is often unavailable on many other e-retailers, and if you want to own a Kenmore air purifier at the moment, then you would be disappointed.
At this price, the Kenmore 83396 Large Room isn’t really a good option to get, especially when you can get the Coway AP-1512HH or Honeywell HPA300 instead. Also, you can find either the Bissell air400 or Bissell air320 to be more interesting, as they both come with better design than this Kenmore air purifier.
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Kenmore 83396 Large Room Design and Size
Superficially, the design is rather uninspiring, because it’s the tradition to keep the design in the whole family from long-standing air purifier companies, just like what we see in the Honeywell HPA300, AeraMax 300 or TruSens Z-3000. In this Kenmore 83396 Large Room, it is still fun to have this design, because you can let the unit operate vertically or horizontally.
It is the biggest Kenmore air purifier, but the Kenmore 83396 Large Room is quite compact with only 18.5 inches in height. Its width is larger at 22 inches, and I prefer laying it down to standing it up.
Overall, we have the same design as the Kenmore 83395 Medium Room. And the Kenmore 83396 uses the bottom-to-top air flow system concept when operating vertically, and back-to-front concept horizontally.
It also uses the same top control panel like it predecessors, with the same soft-touch electronic buttons. It is simple to operate the machine.
With bigger size, the Kenmore 83396 Large Room weighs up to 20 lbs. You shouldn’t move it too often, and luckily, it can cover a much larger room than its brothers.
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Kenmore 83396 Large Room Filters
Comparing the Kenmore 83396 Large Room with its brothers, we can easily the similarity in the air filtration system. It is again the 3-stage air cleaning system, with the core of True HEPA filter.
- Pre-filter – A pre-filter is attached with Activated Carbon filter, so it can both trap the large pollutants and odors.
- True HEPA filter – The Kenmore 83396 uses a True HEPA filter to capture 99.97% of airborne asthma and allergy triggering contaminates as small as 0.3 microns.
- Ionizer – It adds another stage of air filtration, to increase the overall performance. Can be switched on/off.
The Kenmore 83396 Large Room has a bigger air filter than the Kenmore 83395, so it is much suitable for the room size of 200 square feet. In the same 1 hour, it can trap 99.9% of airborne particles down to 0.3 microns. So to say, it matched the performance of other air purifiers in the same price range like Vornado AC550 or Sharp FP-K50UW.
Well, the flagship Kenmore 83396 Large Room will use the air filter model 83195. This air filter can only be used for 6 months, and I think the annual filter cost of a Kenmore air purifier is quite high.
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Kenmore 83396 Room Coverage
The Kenmore 83396 Large Room is the flagship of Kenmore family, to deliver the most powerful fan motor, and it can cover up to 317 square feet. However, it isn’t much larger the recommendation from the Kenmore 83395 Medium Room (which is 280 square feet).
The ACH of Kenmore 83396 is 4X. This ACH rating means it will exchange the air in your room every 15 minutes.
The CADR of Kenmore 83396 is 229 Dust/ 205 Smoke/ 251 Pollen (cfm). With the highest Pollen-free rating, the Kenmore 83396 is suitable to clean large dust, pet hair, lint and pollen in large rooms.
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Kenmore 83396 Large Room Sound
Kenmore was keen to make air purifiers with whisper-quiet operation. On lowest speed, the Kenmore 83396 Large Room is only like its brothers, keeping the noise level at 29 decibels (db). It is truly like the whisper.
On highest speed, with better fan power, the Kenmore 83396 Large Room can reach 54.5 decibels. It is audible, but it is still better than most other air purifiers in the same price range.
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Kenmore 83396 Large Room Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review if this air purifier is good or not.
The Kenmore 83396 Large Room is certified as an Energy Star air purifier, however, its rated power is as high as 100 watts. It is a bit too high for an air purifier with such power, and actually the CADR/watt rating of this air purifier is pretty low.
If you use the Kenmore 83396 Large Room for 8 hours per day, you need to pay $30 annually.
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Kenmore 83396 Large Room Additional Features
This section is quite disappointing, as the Kenmore 83396 Large Room doesn’t improve with the latest additional features for a flagship. It only has the same basic settings like its brothers, which are Timer and LED indicators for filter replacement. Honestly, for an average air purifier at that price, I would expect more.
If you love the high-end features, perhaps you should look for the Winix C545, Winix AM90 or Levoit LV-H133. Moreover, they all have better performance than our today Kenmore 83396 Large Room, thus I highly recommend them for Breathe Quality’s readers.
Kenmore 83396 Large Room Customer Service
Kenmore is a big brand from Transform SR Brands LLC, and the company is selling Kenmore product even to overseas markets, so they really care about the customer service. If you have any questions, you can choose to call 844-553-6667 or live chat with Sears team.
Moreover, you should call 800-479-6351 for the customer care service, or ask for Sears Home Service, to get help right at your home. Yes, if you get a Kenmore air purifier, you will be fully backed up with the most available customer service.
Kenmore air purifiers are covered by a 1-year warranty, but if you ask for a refund, you can do it 30 days from the date of delivery or installation.
Kenmore 83396 Large Room doesn’t improve much from the previous Kenmore 83395, while being $50 more expensive. Therefore, I don’t recommend to get this air purifier, even when you can find one and afford the price. There are a lot of better alternatives out there, for example Honeywell HPA300, Coway AP-1512HH or Winix AM90.
The Kenmore flagship, but it isn’t worth the price.