The bendable capacitance probe is designed to fit in tight spaces or in vessels where obstructions prevent the installation of a straight probe. This probe can be bent to avoid obstructions in a vessel while still allowing adequate probe surface area to confirm the presence or absence of material. Mounted on the side of the bin, the bendable probe can be used in a wide range of solid materials or slurries. One common application for the bendable probe is for high and low level detection in smaller mixers or containers used in food processing plants.