A common issue with non-stick pans is that over time, they lose the coating that stops food from sticking to them.

Now, a woman has revealed how she managed to restore her frying pan in just a matter of minutes with a hack that even chefs swear by.

Sophie Louise regularly shares handy cleaning tips and tricks on her TikTok where she's known as @s_lou92, but it's her fry pan hack that's caught the attention of millions.

In a video that has been viewed more than 3.3 million times, Sophie asked viewers: "Have you got a frying pan that's meant to be non-stick but it sticks now?"

All you need to do is get some Fairy washing-up liquid and a soft sponge - not a scourer - and give your pan a wash and thoroughly dry.

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You'll need table salt

Then, put your hob on a high heat and wait for it to be very, very hot.

Cover the base in an even layer of table salt, and put it on the heat - it is going to end up looking a bit like brown sugar.

After a few minutes, Sophie says to tip the salt down the sink, before going at the pan with a damp kitchen towel to wipe away the excess salt.

Sophie then proves the pan is non-stick again by frying an egg.

She says: "This frying pan used to stick before this and you will see that now it won’t!"

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It's as simple as that

She pours oil into the pan and cracks an egg - and thanks to her hack the egg does not stick to the pan at all.

Sophie also said that this hack works best on a cast iron pan.

Whilst some people thanked Sophie for sharing the game-changing information, other's weren't convinced.

Explaining how the hack worked, one person said: "I think it's [because] the salt removes the impurities on the surface of the pan... lots of chefs use this technique too."

Another person said: "It works guys... I did catering for three years and they taught us this."

"Nooooooo way!!!! I've just thrown a pan away because it lost its non-stick," exclaimed a third.

But others weren't convinced, as one person wrote: "You put oil, of course it won't stick."

Someone else asked: "How do we know it was sticking before that?"

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