If your friends or family just can't get it through their heads to use coasters when putting hot cups of coffee or containers of food on your wooden coffee table, grab a towel, some olive oil and a standard clothes iron to get rid of those ugly white heat stains.
According to TipNut, all you have to do is lay a towel over the heat stains, turn on your iron, set it to steam, and press it over the stain for a minute or so. As long as the iron is set to steam, it should make quick work of the heat stain. After you pull the iron and the towel up, the stains should be gone, and you can apply a little olive oil or mineral oil to the wood to finish it off after the stains are gone.
Have you tried this trick on your own wooden furniture? Share your experiences -- or alternatives -- in the comments below.