Bacon Oven Mitt ($13.50 @ Amazon.com)
Since bacon is ubiquitous these days, of course there are bacon oven mitts. Made of neoprene and measuring 10” long by 7” wide, you can bring home the bacon even when you’re cooking something boring, like, uh, vegetables. Yawn.
Boston Warehouse Oven Mitt($9 @ Amazon.com)
Boston Warehouse has a ridiculous selection of novelty oven mitts. Whether you want a lobster claw, a moose head, or — yes, really — a hibiscus plant, these quilted cotton, nine-inch long mitts will keep your guests entertained and keep your hands from falling off.
Bags of Love Personalized Oven Mitt ($38.00 @ Amazon.com)
While it’s a slightly weird concept to us, maybe you’re a true family man who enjoys cooking with his loved ones’ faces pressed against boiling hot surfaces. Alternatively, you could be a vengeful asshole who’ll use this opportunity to put the face of your enemy on your oven mitts solely to burn the crap out of their faces. To each his own. Bags of Love makes personalized oven mitts — 12” by 8” with cotton insulation for protection from heat, naturally — for the family dude and the drunkard alike, crafting their products in London.
Power Mitt ($15.00)
The Power Glove was released in 1989 by Mattel for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was a notoriously crappy controller accessory; difficult to use, imprecise, basically worthless and expensive. Still, somehow the Power Glove managed to gain and retain a popularity among gamers — a popularity that has led to inevitable nostalgia 20-something years later. (Goddam hipsters!) That said, the Power Mitt, produced by Fangamer, is riding on a wave of nostalgia and bringing the people what they want: an oven mitt reminiscent of the Power Glove that works way better than the original Power Glove ever did.