If your cabinets are are made of some of the more common materials, such as plastic laminate, metal, painted metal, or glass, a simple wash with a strong alkaline cleaner is usually sufficient. These cleaners are available at hardware stores and can tackle all kinds of oily, greasy messes. They can also be used over the entire surface of the cabinet. In addition, a heavy-duty cleaner, available from supermarkets, can be used to all-over clean. It is important to take note of the directions of all cleaners and mix according to those provided directions. Application includes using a sponge to rub on the cleaner, letting the solution sit for a minute or so, and then take a nylon-backed sponge to scrub where necessary.
After removing the stubborn spots with the nylon-backed sponge, remove the soiled mess by sopping up with the sponge and squeezing it into the sink. Then, rinse the sponge and repeat until no mess remains. Next, rinse with a damp cloth, repeating if necessary.
After rinsing with the damp cloth, dry the cabinet with a terry cleaning cloth to make sure that all traces of grease, grime, and scum are gone. These steps should leave your cabinets clean and glowing.