Mom and TikToker Lauren (@lauren.clutter) uploaded the video with the caption, “DAD HACK! Who needs a mixer when you have a drill!?”
Since then, the video has been viewed over 70,000 times, with users flocking to the comments section to praise this dad’s ingenuity.
And while the idea seems silly at first glance, it actually might be pretty brilliant if you ever find yourself without a mixer!
To create his innovative cooking hack, Lauren’s husband simply attached a whisk to the end of his drill — essentially transforming it into a high-powered electric whisker!
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However, if you decide to try this hack yourself at home, be careful not to over-mix your batter! Since pancake batter contains flour, which contains gluten, over-mixing your batter will cause the gluten to expand — leading to gummy, dry pancakes.
So while a power drill might be great for mixing your dry ingredients, it might be best to gently fold in your wet ingredients.
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‘Men always gotta use their tools…’
TikTokers were quick to respond to Lauren’s video, laughing at her husband’s silly “dad hack.”
But some had questions about this unique cooking technique!
“Do the pancakes come out okay? Do they taste any different?” one user asked.
To this, Lauren responded with a laugh, “Haha they come out great!!”
Another user expressed concern about the sanitation of such a hack. “Your drill better be clean!” they laughed.
“Haha of course! It was a clean whisk attached to it,” Lauren replied.
Some users simply got a kick out of Lauren’s husband and his antics. “Men always gotta use their tools,” one user joked.
Whether you cook with power tools or prefer to stick with traditional appliances, all that truly matters is making fun memories — and yummy meals! — for your loved ones. And it’s clear that this dad accomplished that with his funny hack!
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