1. Flour Power
Always the bridesmaid, flour is arguably the most underrated ingredient in any recipe. Flour is the reason for the fluff of a Sunday morning pancake; it keeps grandma’s cookies from crumbling to dust. Flour holds everything together—literally— yet it's a perpetual background player. Flour is your kitchen's Paul Giammati, a character actor that keeps the script afloat while more attention-starved ingredients take credit for the success of the ensemble.
Before it reports for duty at your local grocery store, flour is stored in tall silos crowded with blinding clouds of dust during filling cycles. Conditions are so harsh in the silos that flour producers use non-contact radar sensors to keep their operations moving efficiently as possible. These level transmitters’ signals aren’t dampened by rampant dust and the radar instruments don’t lose their cool in extreme heat. This makes them perfect for measuring flour, the toughest ingredient in your kitchen.