Ours are dirty (since they don't come clean in the washing machine) and charred (since the heat-resistant lining touched the element at the bottom of the oven)!
Sent by Emily
Editor: Emily, some people (my mother among them) swear by these Ove Gloves:
Yes, they're as-seen-on-TV, and they're really not very pretty, but they are functional and easy to move your hand in. That post linked above also mentions Kevlar gloves and leather campstove gloves, which are quite inexpensive yet look rather awesome.
If we had to choose just based on looks, though, we probably couldn't pass up this awesome series of oven gloves from Envelop, a Belgian company.
• Oven Gloves at Envelop
Readers, any suggestions for Emily?