CD-ROM coach in the kitchen

December 17, 1997|By Mark P. Couch | Mark P. Couch,Knight-Ridder News Service

George Jetson meets Julia Child with the Kitchen Coach, a video compact disc player that provides step-by-step cooking instructions to aspiring chefs.

The Kitchen Coach is a CD player that Phillips Electronics designed to sit on the kitchen counter.

The machine, which also works as a television set and as an audio CD player, is designed to play gourmet-cooking instructional CD-ROMs on its video screen.

The $500 machine includes six video CDs that teach people how to prepare gourmet meals. Additional cooking discs are available.

Although the machine plays standard compact discs and can tune in any television program, it was specifically designed for the kitchen. It comes with a remote control that is water-proof, grease-proof and shock-proof. The remote is omnidirectional, so the user doesn't have to aim it directly at the machine.

The Kitchen Coach is not yet available in stores, but can be ordered over the Internet at its Web site,

Pub Date: 12/17/97

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