please forgot top loads washers, they take 60-80% more water and detergent than a front one. Front one are expensive nut them pay themselve in 2-3 years in water and detergent cost
I understand that agitator-less have problems removing stains, etc. especially if you have small children who have half their meal on them when they are done.OP has been missing for a while. As for the merits of HE machines over others,I find mine gets my clothiers just as clean and I don't have the agitator beating them up. my clothes last longer. As for water conservation , my front loader uses a fraction of the water that my old
Standard top loader used which saves me
Money on water, heating that water and helps reduced the load on my septic tank which will help its longevity.
You will pay it off a lot sooner than that.If I pay an extra $500 for a HE washer it will take nearly 17 years to break even on water savings alone.