I would never have believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes! We used paper plates for Thanksgiving dinner, and they left behind white spots on my table. I used a slightly damp kitchen towel, and my hot tea kettle instead of an iron. The heat and steam ironically take out the stains left by heat and steam in the first place! SCIENCE!!! My table looks brilliant! - Angie
This is actually a really excellent guide on restoring old furniture. How to Refinish Furniture Without Stripping
Wipe down old furniture with a mixture of 3 parts olive or veg oil to 1 part vinegar (or lemon juice) to refresh the finish.