Whenever salad is served, the highest cost item is the dressing! By using our salad dryer, dressing "clings" to the lettuce. This not only cuts down on the amount of dressing used but also makes for better presentation. This 2.5 gallon salad dryer incorporates a patented brake system. While using a salad dryer, it is typical for the user to force the spinning handle to a quick stop. While this practice does save some time, it is also very stressful to the gear system in the salad dryer.