A man has demonstrated an inventive oven cleaning hack in a TikTok video that has been labelled "inspirational" by impressed viewers.

Devoted husband Rich Martin explained the nifty technique for "keeping the wife happy" which transforms his oven from grimy and coated in grease to gleaming like new.

His simple but very thorough method uses no caustic chemicals and took him two half-hour sessions – and the results are worth it.

In the clip, Rich says: "Today I'm going to show you how to clean a filthy oven – like this one."

Showing the dismal state of the grease-stained oven, he adds: "Look at that, dirty and stinky."

The oven looks very dirty but this cleaning hack transforms it
The oven looks very dirty but this cleaning hack transforms it

Removing the wire racks inside, he shows-off his arsenal of tools for the job: Pink Stuff or Astonish cleaning paste, a wire scourer, and a window-cleaning scraper with a blade.

Firstly, Rich scrapes off the grease from the side with the edge of the blade, making it fall away like flakes of paint.

He then rubs at the oven with a wire scourer smothered in the cleaning paste which is applied liberally in circular motions.

The oven looks good as new after it is cleaned to perfection

Finally, he rinses off the cleaning paste with a wet cloth and buffs the oven up until it gleams.

The stunning oven looks showroom-clean when he is done with it.

"One happy wife," he says with satisfaction as he admires the handiwork.

Unsurprisingly, the video was a massive hit with more than 39,000 "likes" and thousands of comments on the video-sharing app.

One fan wrote: "Very helpful! Can you do a video to explain to my husband where the oven actually is!"

"This ALMOST made me want to clean the oven but I’m too scared to open it," joked a second viewer.

Someone else said: "Ummm impressed is an understatement… happy/lucky wife more like."

"Fantastic and thank you… will clean mine too… inspirational," commented a fourth fan.

Pink Stuff can be bought for as little as 89p while Astonish oven cleaner can be bought for £10 – Rich says that either product will do the job in the comments below the video.

Rich bought the window-cleaning scraper from eBay and said they are also available on Amazon.