Maytag Performa Model #PAVT920AWW
by R. Quattrini
(Monroe, LA, USA)
I bought my washing machine, a Maytag Performa (Model # PAVT920AWW), at Lowe’s two years ago when I graduated from college. My budget was small, but this machine has gotten the job done well since I’ve owned it. In fact, it is still going strong, and I hope it will continue to run for many more years. I have had no problems with it, either mechanically or in operation.
After my roommate moved out, I only had my laundry to do, and the Mini-Load feature has been great – it runs a smaller than small load, and doesn’t force you to waste water. The spin cycle gets clothes dry enough that I don’t have to run them through the dryer forever, which helps me save money on gas and electricity. I have a dog, and am constantly running his bedding and towels through the wash, and the Performa does a good job of getting the stains and hair out. For pet laundry I generally utilize the Extra Rinse Feature at the end of the Regular cycle to make sure absolutely everything comes clean.
While the Performa is not a fancy machine with timers and soak cycles, it does have 12 different options for cycles and water temperatures, and performs well. For anyone on a budget, I would recommend this machine.