I must award points to Nicole, Beth, Leanne, and Kathy. Anonymous gets half a point for guessing pizza, but it was not moldy. (Who the heck would guess that? Probably my husband.) It was just a really hot slice of pizza on a paper plate. Nicole hit it right on so maybe I'll give her the second prize as well. ((virtual hug!)) I am not sure what the rest of you can do with your points. Maybe one day I will give out actual prizes or a giveaway, but until then you'll have to be content with worthless, meaningless, pretend points.
I searched the internet in hopes for a good solution to this heat mark. There were some really quirky ones, but I decided to choose the one that made the least amount of sense. (That makes a lot of sense, huh?)
I placed a white t-shirt over the mark and put my clothes iron (set to high) over the t-shirt. I first tried pushing the steam button and rubbing over the t-shirt for a minute or so. I checked to see what progress if any it was making and it looked like I had made it worse. I didn't panic because I had my backup plan thanks to Beth - put a towel over it. I'm all about covering up stains and marks and I've had a bit of practice thanks to my 3 boys and a dog who likes to eat garbage when we leave. (Sorry Leanne, that's going to have to go on the negative side of your dog list.)
I decided to stop using the steam button and just rub over it with it set to high for another minute or so. I checked again and it now it was not just the pizza heat mark, but the area surrounding the pizza was heat stained as well. Crap.
At this point I am considering trashing the whole thing, but I figured how much worse can I make it if I go over the entire top of the table. So I laid the shirt over the entire table and began ironing the whole surface for another minute. When I looked under and the steam began to fade it started to look a lot more uniform. I dried it off and applied Method's wood cleaner which has the most wonderful almond smell to it, and it looks like nothing ever happened to it.
Here is the before:
We're eating cold pizza from now on.