Toshiba EM925A5A-BS Review

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Updated August 16, 2022
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If you happen to be a college student, or you happen to know one who’s getting into college soon, one of the best gifts you could get to help start them off on a good footing would be a microwave.

The stainless steel Toshiba EM925A5A is an affordable, 0.9 cu ft microwave that should be able to cater to the needs of one person, and it’s also pretty easy to operate.

While not one of the finest retro microwaves like you’ll see with the Nostalgia microwave, this Toshiba microwave is also packed with features that will undoubtedly make it a lot easier to whip up something to eat quickly, and thanks to its small, compact size, it is definitely one of the best microwaves for college dorms.

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Why We Like It – Toshiba EM925A5A-BS

The Toshiba EM925A5A-BS is the perfect microwave to go for especially if you’ve never bought one before, and you want to stay below the $100 mark. It doesn’t feature sensor cooking technology, but its 6 pre-programmed auto-cook menus make it very efficient in preparing some of your favorite meals.

  • Affordable and well designed
  • Eco mode to keep energy costs down
  • One touch start express cooking
  • No sensor cooking technology

Power & Performance

The Toshiba EM925A5A BS microwave is capable of about 900 Watts in power output, and up to 10 different power levels for you to choose from. The microwave is outpowered by the Sharp SMD2470AS by about 50 watts. Even if it’s 50 watts short, it still translates to decent cooking time. Also worth noting is that the Toshiba microwave is pre-programmed with up to 6 different menus, and these make it a lot more efficient when preparing popular foods such as popcorn, pizza, dinner plate, and potatoes.


Similar to the Samsung MC12J8035CT, the build quality of the Toshiba EM925A5A black stainless steel microwave is beyond reproach, as its stainless steel body keeps it easy to clean, and its elegant design lends a modern aesthetic to your countertop. The microwave has a 10.6-inch glass turntable that is removable and can also be tossed into the dishwasher for cleaning. Just like the AmazonBasics microwave, it carries a 1-year warranty that covers both parts and labor, so you shouldn’t hesitate to contact customer care in case your unit arrives with any unforeseen issues.

Ease of Use

The control panel on this Toshiba countertop microwave is very well laid out, with a font that is easily legible, and a green-lit LED display that can be easily shut off when not in use. The countertop microwave oven unfortunately does not feature sensor cooking, but it does have one touch start where you’ll be able to start it off at full power for 30 seconds and whip up a fast meal. Just like the BLACK+DECKER EM720CB7 Microwave Oven, the Toshiba microwave has 10 power levels to choose from, giving you the ability to accurately predict your cooking results as you prepare your meal. However, the Panasonic NN-SD372S microwave has a child lock to prevent unauthorized use.

Added Features & Versatility

For those times that you wouldn’t want to create any disruption as you warm, cook, or defrost your food, the Toshiba EM925A5A-BS allows you to turn off its beeping sound, thereby facilitating quiet operation. You’ll also be able to prevent any unauthorized use of the microwave by locking the control panel, and thanks to its energy-saving eco mode, you’ll have the chance to keep the microwave’s power consumption levels low and easily manageable.


For a strong microwave that costs less than $100, the Toshiba EM925A5A-BS sure does come with a lot of useful features. It’s perfect for anyone that doesn’t really enjoy cooking as much, and would rather not spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Defrosting also becomes way easier, since you’ll be able to defrost through either weight or time, and thanks to its bright LED interior light, you’ll always have a good view of whatever’s cooking.

Toshiba EM925A5A-BS Wrap Up

You’ll only be able to get the EM925A5A-B5 Toshiba microwave in black stainless steel color, and in as much as there aren’t any other options to choose from, we still think that it’ll sit well with a wide range of kitchen styles & decor.

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