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There are a lot of useless kitchen gadgets out there. But some are just too whimsical for us to resist, no matter how impractical they are. Cooking should be about joy, dear readers, and that means letting yourself own at least one novelty oven mitt.

If you’re a connoisseur of fine American science fiction, try this Spock oven mitt. Live long and prosper—and don’t burn the pot roast.

The Wackiest Oven Mitts Ever, Because Why Not

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If you’re feeling a little ferocious, this bear paw oven mitt is right up your alley.

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Although this yeti oven mitt might suit you better, you beast.

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Then there are oven mitts for sporty cooks, like this baseball mitt oven mitt. (Say that three times fast.)

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And oven mitts for your inner child, like this bubble wrap oven mitt.(You can’t actually pop it, which is both a relief and a total, utter disappointment.)

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This tattooed arm oven mittis great if you dig tattoo sleeves but are way too afraid of needles to actually get one.

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And this sign of the horns oven mitt  is perfect for rockers who also enjoy a princess-y manicure. (Read: all of them.)

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Of course, if you’re feeling like a goofball, you should probably wear an oven mitt that looks like a bunch of bananas. Bonus: it’s good for tormenting your pet monkey.

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And sometimes oven mitts require no further comment.

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