We are staying at a beach rental, a nice place, and the washer and dryer are the high points, strangely enough, of the place as far as I am concerned. They are HE. The washer has no big agitator- mainlly just a big drum, and both have electronic contols- they lead you through setting up what you want at far as water temp and wringing speed, and they determine how big the load is. So cool! and they tell you how long until the load will be finished. Maytag.