If you own an oven and don’t own concrete blocks for hands, you need to own an oven mitt. Armed with that knowledge we’ve assembled a list of cool oven mitts — yes, you read that right, cool oven mitts — that will make your life easier in the kitchen. From pig faces to Powerglove spinoffs to heavy-duty hand protection, these mitts will protect your, er, mitts. Sorry about the joke …
OXO Silicone Oven Mitt with Magnet($15 @ Amazon.com)
These silicone gloves are safe in temps up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, and are also stain-resistant and come with a no-slip silicone ribbing on the outside for better grip. The soft fabric liner for adds insulation and inside comfort. Colorways include red, green, blue, and black.
Tucker BurnGuard Oven Mitt($26 @ Amazon.com)
These BurnGuard oven mitts are hardcore. How hardcore? Watch the video. The BurnGuard offers a minimum of 450 degree-protection, with a flame- and heat-resistant Dupont Nomex outer shell fabric that’ll keep you out of the hospital and a rockstar in the kitchen.
Ekogrips Silicone BBQ Gloves ($25 @ Amazon.com)
Made from silicone and boasting heat resistance for temperatures up to 425 degrees, this no-slip, waterproof design mean business. Stick your hand into boiling water, lift five roasted chickens out of five burning hot pans — doesn’t make a difference. You won’t feel a damn thing. The downside: If you get them in bright orange color there’s a chance you might singe your retinas. Careful.