Types of washing machines in Uganda and How Much They Cost

At the time of writing this article, washing machines are the most popular sets of big appliances we have at Kweli.shop; we sell more washing machines than blenders, cookers, and TVs. That means we also get so many inquiries from people who want to buy washing machines in Uganda.

Today, we want to breakdown a few things down for beginners.

First, 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.

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.

1. Front loader washing machines

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. Watch out for a guide on the genuine people community.

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.

Price range: UGX 1,359,000 – UGX 10,000,000 (Prices may differ depending on the size and brand)

2. Top loader washing Machines

Top loader washing machines are loaded and unloaded through an opening in the top of the washing machines. 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 www.kweli.shop and are ideal for small spaces and tall people ‘huh’.

Price range: 1,000,000 – 3,0000,000 (Prices may differ depending on the size and brand)

3. Twin Tub washing machines – Semi-automatic/manual

The semi-automatic twin tub washing machines have two tubs; one that washes the clothes and another that spins/dries 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.

Price range: 700,000 – 2,000,000 (Prices may differ depending on the size and brand)