Toshiba EM925A5A-SS Review – Great Microwave Oven for Small Kitchens

About Toshiba EM925A5A-SS Microwave Oven Review

Today we gonna review Toshiba EM925A5A-SS. This model was released in 2017 and intended for small and mid-sized kitchens, this 0,9 Cu. Ft space saver offers a set of preset programs for most common foods that go into the microwave. It is a low energy consumer. And it can be quiet too.

Toshiba EM925A5A-SS review

For whom is Toshiba EM925A5A-SS

Ideal size for small kitchens, dorms or office break rooms. It is very easy to use because of the six pre-programmed settings: popcorn, potatoes, frozen vegetables, beverages, dinner plate, and pizza. Ideal for students, businessmen or working moms who don’t have a lot of time to stand and choose the correct power and time to prepare a meal or beverage. 10.6-inch diameter glass turntable allows it to fit an average size dinner plate.

TOSHIBA EM925A5A-SS for small size kitchen

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There are 10 power levels up to 900 watts, LED lighting in the interior, and the possibility to mute the end of the cycle tone. That can be very useful if you have sleeping babies, sensitive pets, or roommates that are annoyed when you go snacking at 2 AM.

It can be easily stored in a kitchen cabinet, but you may want to live it visible on the kitchen counter because of its stainless steel finish.


What’s included in the package?

The microwave oven comes in a standard cardboard packaging(weight32.2 pounds), together with a glass turntable, instruction manual and a nice “thank you for purchasing” card.

Toshiba EM925A5A-SS Features Review

Toshiba EM925A5A-SS Dimensions

You will love:

  • The mute option. Just press #8 for five seconds and the end of the cycle beep will no longer disturb you.
  • Design. Although Toshiba played it safe and there is no avant-garde here, the stainless steel finish looks really nice in combination with the digital control panel.
  • The Size. Easy manageable with outer dimensions of 19.2 x 15.9 x 11.5 inches (W*D*H)
  • Low energy consumption. Combination of 900 watts output and a power saving mode.
  • Easy to use.  Six pre-defined cocking options. One Touch Start-the microwave can be turned on by simply touching the number of minutes you would like to cook.  You can choose to defrost option by time or by weight.
  • Safety. Child lock

You may not love:

Toshiba EM925A5A-SS size

  • Because it is small and lite (27.3 lbs.) and has a door handle instead of a button for the opening- it may slide around the countertop when you try to open it. It is due to the fact that the feet at the base are made of plastic, and not rubber or silicone. So you may have to buy some additional non-slippery padding.
  • It is small outside, also inside. Bigger dishes or taller pieces of food will not fit in.
  • Low power consumption means that it is a little bit slower in heating and cocking than its more powerful competitors.
  • When starting a cycle it can be somewhat noisy for a few seconds, but it quiets down quickly.


Toshiba EM925A5A-SS vs other microwaves

There is a fierce battle among the manufacturers in this price range and the size. The first will go on the competitors by the price.

Toshiba EM925A5A-SS vs Competition by price

Farberware Classic FMO11AHTBKB

It has many of the features Toshiba, six preset programs, stainless steel finish, 10 power levels, defrost by time or weight.  It is slightly larger (1.1 Cu. Ft.) and more powerful (1000-Watt). But falls behind in the design area and it is not a brand name as Toshiba. Does not have a mute option.

Toshiba EM925A5A-SS vs Farberware Classic FMO11AHTBKB vs Samsung MS14K6000AS vs BLACK+DECKER EM925AB9

Samsung MS14K6000AS

Larger (1,4Cu.Ft.) and more powerful. But also consumes more energy than Toshiba does. It doesn’t have a mute option.


Same size (0,9Cu.Ft.), but a little bit smaller outer dimensions. It has six pre-designed programs, 10 power levels, stainless steel finish. Does not have a mute option.

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Toshiba EM925A5A-SS vs Competition by Size:

Westinghouse WCM990W

 Same size and power output as Toshiba (900 Watt, 0,9Cu.Ft.).  It comes with 10 power levels and six predesigned cocking programs.  It is about 10% cheaper, but it really falls behind in the design area. It doesn’t have a stainless steel finish. Also, no mute option.

Toshiba EM925A5A-SS vs Westinghouse WCM990W vs GE JES1097SMSS vs Sharp ZSMC0912BS vs Panasonic NN-SD372S


Same size and power like Toshiba.  Many options, like smart sensor, scan to cook technology, easy clean interior, and Works with Alexa badge. But the price is over 60% higher. No mute option.

Sharp ZSMC0912BS

It has a stainless steel finish, same size, and a slightly lower price. But it lacks in a number of predesigned programs and has a less attractive design than Toshiba. No Mute option.

Panasonic NN-SD372S

Slightly smaller (0, 8 Cu. Ft.) and more powerful (950 Watt), it is equipped with Stainless Steel finish, Inverter Technology and a Genius Sensor. Drawback – It is about 30% more expensive than Toshiba. Does not have a Mute option.


Toshiba EM925A5A-SS Microwave Oven is the best seller in the category. And it is no wonder because it is the best buy.  Microwave ovens with more options or inverter technology come with a much higher price.  And they offer many options or programs that you may never use. But they will charge you for them.

Toshiba, on the odder hand, has a sufficient number of programs, and a deal maker Mute Function. It is very rare, and we can’t think of a reason why it is so.


The design, although it is a little bit subjective category, is very good. Build quality is Toshiba standardly high.  For a small amount, a couple of dollars, you can purchase a 3 or 4-year protection plan that will extend your worry-free period. It has been on the market for a couple of years now, and it has proven itself. Brand name quality product, many options, great customer reviews, design, and price. Enough said.


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