Thanks to the 1980s, we have VCRs and Formica countertops. This popular plastic laminate material started out as electrical insulation before it became a countertop. The same properties that made it good for that also made it perfect for resisting heat from cooking pots and pans. Formica went out of favor for a while, but has made a recent comeback into the design world as a less expensive alternative to granite and other pricey stones, so it never hurts for a refresher course on how to care for it. Here are five tips for removing stains from Formica.