- What is a washing machine?
A washing machine is an essential electric appliance that is used to wash dirty clothes using water. Other laundry machines that do not use water take other names such as dry cleaners. Washing machines may also include dishwashers.
What are the types of washing machines available in Uganda?
Washing machines are typically grouped using the mode of loading clothes into the machine’s drum and how the machines work.
Front loader washing machines have a door at the front where you load and unload your laundry. They are the most popular type of washing machines simply because of their design, water and energy efficiency.
The front loader washing machines are typically automatic and extremely easy to install and use. We will publish a video on our YouTube channel Kwesi Stores on how to install a washing machine.
Front loading washing machines are gentle on clothes and ideal for not-so-small spaces as the door may not open properly in tiny spaces.
Front-load washing machines come in two types; washer only, and washer-dryer combos.
Prices range: UGX 1,359,000 – UGX 10,000,000 (Prices may differ depending on the size and brand)
- Top loader washing Machines
Top loader washing machines are loaded and unloaded through an opening in the top of the washing machines. These machines are basically like big buckets. Top loaders are typically automatic and just like the front loaders, they are easy to install and operate.
This type of washing machine tends to consume more water and electricity than front loaders but is great for washing extremely dirty clothes.
Top loaders are the second most popular washing machines on Kwesistores.com and are ideal for small spaces.
Prices range: 1,100,000 – 3,0000,000 (Prices may differ depending on the size and brand)
- Twin Tub washing machines – also known to be Semi-automatic/manual
The semi-automatic twin tub washing machines have two tubs; one that washes the clothes and another that spins/dries or rinses the clothes.
Twin tub washing machines allow you to control how much water you can use for a wash and there is no need for a direct water connection. They have two hoses; one clips to a tap and the other is placed near the drainage line.
Twin tub washing machines are popular among people that do not have a national water connection and people whose water connection does not have sufficient pressure.
Twin tub washing machines are the cheapest of the three types of washing machines.
Prices range: 700,000 – 2,000,000 (Prices may vary depending on the size and brand)