Grip with a pinch
Rather than oven mitts with slippery grips, the Silicone Pinch Grip provides a good hold on hot pots.
Oven mitts make me feel clumsy: they may protect my hands, but I have a hard time feeling what I'm trying to hold on through the thick fabric. The Silicone Pinch Grips provide a safe hold on hot pans, pots, lids, oven racks, and anything else I need to move around in my kitchen without burning my hands. While the grips are smaller than a traditional pot holder, each one has ridges on the inner surface that will let you hold on to even the most slippery items. While the outside of the grips don't have quite as pronounced a pattern as the insides, they do have enough of a pattern to make it easier for fingers to hold tight to the pinch grip. The Silicone Pinch Grips are available in green, red, blue, yellow, and black.
The Silicone Pinch Grips are made entirely from silicone, which remains cool even when holding on to particularly hot items. The silicone is dishwasher-safe, letting you avoid adding your oven mitts to your laundry load. Each grip measures 3.5 inches by 1.5 inches by 3.5 inches, fitting comfortable into most users' hands. They're $5 each, allowing you to pick up several without breaking the bank.