I just got home from the laundromat, which was an experience in itself, and looking at washers & dryers. I see that the new style is a top loading, HE, that doesn't work like the older style I'm used to, which has an agitator. The salesman says this little 'stub' at the bottom will cause clothes to flip over enough in the water that doesn't even fill the barrel half full. Hmmm...I skeptical. How clean do these get clothes, really, and will they work well for things like blankets?