I’m all for the idea of combining two different products into one dual-purpose item. Many times this results in one device that is far more useful than either stand-alone items. However, sometimes you’ll come across one that just leaves you scratching your head and wondering why they thought this was a good idea. Falling in the latter category is the Erbe Planter/Grill.
At first glance, this will look like your average planter, complete with whatever lively greens you decide to grow in it. However, the top comes off to reveal a small grill. That’s right, a grill that you can use to cook up some burgers or hot dogs. Now I can see the appeal of this to people who live in such a small space that every square inch of their patio is precious. I guess I just have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of using the same thing to cook food as grow flowers. Sure, the dirt won’t touch the grill part, but it still just seems weird.