I've used this flour duster for about 5 years and have found nothing else that can compete. It allows for remarkably light and even dusting of dough or a work surface. You simply squeeze the wire handle which expands the spring bulb so that the bulb wires have space between them. Then you stick it in a bag of flour, stop squeezing and the spring bulb closes around a golf ball sized wad of flour. Then you shake it over a work surface squeezing gently (I tap it over my free hand a la David Byrne's "Once in a Lifetime") and voila; a very even dusting is achieved.