Easily the tackiest, ugliest thing that I love in my kitchen is the Ove'Glove. It's actually uglier than its name. I have to wonder what made me buy this "As Seen on TV" item but guess what — I use it. All. The. Time.
Oven mitts, in flower patterns, are a standard item but they make them out of old-school fabrics. Then there are the silicone mitts that are space-age and work great, except that holding anything is like working in a space suit. Yes, nothing better than having a hot roast chicken sliding across the floor. But hey, my hands aren't burned!
The Ove'Glove is a glove made of heat-resistant Nomex and Kevlar, space age fabrics used in firefighting gear. The outside is printed with slip-resistant silicone lines. It fits either hand and is reasonably comfortable. It does what you would hope: lets you handle hot pots with better dexterity and grip appeal than the oven mitts Grandma gave you.
I found mine at the local pharmacy (remember when drug stores only sold drugs?) and they're all over the web, including at Amazon.
There are some other brands now but sadly, they are not as homely.