Owing to the importance of maize flour in the country, the machines for producing this product known as posho mills have become of great value in the recent past. Hence, it is important to learn about the various types of machines and their prices. This article mainly discusses the major types of posho mills in Kenya, their usage, and their prices.
Ugali is one of the staple foods in Kenya. This meal is derived from sifted posho-mill flour and comes in various categories. As a result, posho mills are one of the important machines in the country, owing to their contribution to this staple food. Because of the nutritional value of this meal, this equipment has become one of the most sought-after machines in the country. The following are the various types of posho mills found in Kenya.
Economy-sized posho mills- this type of posho mill comes in various models, such as the GM 20 and the GM 15. This type can grind a maximum of three or four bags of 90 kilograms (kgs) of maize per hour, equivalent to about 360 kgs of maize per hour. This machine is used in areas or situations where wholemeal flour in its original non-sifted form is preferred to other flour forms. The flour from these machines is typically used for household purposes.
Because of their output, these machines comprise a lucrative source of income for people who produce maize flour on a small scale because it is very common for people in Kenya to consume wholemeal flour that has not been sifted. Also, these machines are preferred because they are affordable, easily available, and their output has high fiber content and nutritional value. While the average posho mill price in Kenya is 85000 shillings, the price for the economy-sized posho mill is about 90000 to 205000 shillings.
Medium-sized posho mill– the medium-sized posho mills, available in two major models of GM 25 and GM 30, can produce about six to eight bags of 90 kgs in about one hour. Unlike the economy-sized posho mill, the medium-sized posho mills are simple to operate and maintain, and they are designed for continuous operation, and as a result, they can be relied on to meet high market demands. Even though the costs vary by brand, the average cost of this posho mill is about 140000 to 205000.
Large posho mill– these types of posho mills, available in GM 35 and GM 40 models, are preferred for people starting flour milling factories and can produce over 15 bags of 90 kgs within an hour. In addition to grinding maize to flour, these posho mills are also used to reduce dry material, ores, and soft minerals to flour, thus their high price. Currently, 70 percent estimate of maize flour packed found in stores and supermarkets in Kenya is milled by larger scale producers using the large posho mills. These posho mills cost about 320000 to 425000 shillings.
In conclusion, posho mills are essential machines in Kenya. The three types of posho mills are the economy, medium, and large posho mills. The lowest price of posho mills is 95000 while the highest price is about 425000.