TOSHIBA EM131A5C-BS Countertop Microwave Ovens 1.2 Cu Ft, 12.4″ Removable Turntable Smart Humidity Sensor 12 Auto Menus Mute Function ECO Mode Easy Clean Interior Black Color 1100W

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TOSHIBA EM131A5C-BS Countertop Microwave Ovens 1.2 Cu Ft, 12.4″ Removable Turntable Smart Humidity Sensor 12 Auto Menus Mute Function ECO Mode Easy Clean Interior Black Color 1100W
TOSHIBA EM131A5C-BS Countertop Microwave Ovens 1.2 Cu Ft, 12.4″ Removable Turntable Smart Humidity Sensor 12 Auto Menus Mute Function ECO Mode Easy Clean Interior Black Color 1100W



  • 【Pre-programmed sensor menu】 for optimum heating of popular foods like pizza, potatoes, veggies and more; Power Wattage (Microwave): 1100W; Rated Voltage: 120V – 60Hz
  • 【Stylish Appearance with Large Interior, fitting a 12inch Pizza】Black exterior, 20.51 x 17.14 x 12.83 inch (w x d x h); large 1. 2 cubic feet capacity, cavity 13.07 x 15 x 9.5 inch (w x d x h), removable turntable 12.4 inch (diameter)
  • 【Other Functions】1100 watts with 10 power settings, defrost by time&weight, clock, and kitchen timer, One touch start for multiple food presets
  • 【Practical Control Panel】Large digital display, easy-to-read control panel. The keypad was covered by a protective film during the shipment. Please peel it off before your first use.
  • 【Mute Function】If you wish to mute the buzzer of the microwave, pleas long press on the button “8” for 3-5 seconds. The buzzer is automatically switched off after a long beep.
  • Warranty 1 year, please keep the packaging for contacting Toshiba after service and product returns.
  • Note: Kindly refer to the user manual provided as a PDF manual in the product description section

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8 reviews for TOSHIBA EM131A5C-BS Countertop Microwave Ovens 1.2 Cu Ft, 12.4″ Removable Turntable Smart Humidity Sensor 12 Auto Menus Mute Function ECO Mode Easy Clean Interior Black Color 1100W

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  1. Abby J.

    Excelente electrodoméstico, llevo más de dos años utilizándolo sin que me haya dado un solo problema, lo recomiendo.

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  2. Marcbp

    Have had this microwave for about a month now, bought it to replace my 20-year old Panasonic that had suddenly started taking much longer to heat. Chose this because it also has the convection/air fryer function. The ‘regular’ oven function works great – heats fast (minutes) and cooks well (chicken wings, roasted garlic) – very useful alternative to using a full oven. The microwave timer is set with a dial, and changes time increments as you pass 60 seconds, 5 min, etc. This is a bit annoying, but only because I am used to entering an exact number on the keypad of my last oven. Still getting used to the individual features and “quirks’ of this oven, so I keep the manual close by. Clock very easy to set. Stainless steel interior is easy to clean, but recommend always covering the top of ‘messy’ food as the ceiling of the oven has an element, making it harder to access for cleaning.

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  3. JJ

    I purchased this unit (TOSHIBA ML-EM45PIT-BS Countertop Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology) to replace our 2-year-old TOSHIBA EM131A5C-BS that started tripping our GFCI outlets when the Start button was pushed. Due to uneven heating issues with our old unit and its premature failure, I was reluctant to purchase another microwave from this manufacturer. However, I am happy to report that this was a great purchase.

    The TOSHIBA ML-EM45PIT-BS with Inverter technology has been a game-changer. This microwave delivers speed and efficiency with even cooking every time. The design is sleek and has a spacious interior that gives me greater flexibility to prepare a wider range of dishes. I am so impressed with the inverter technology. It has drastically improved defrosting and provides better cooking results with faster cooking times. The unit is impressively quiet to boot. I highly recommend this microwave. It has eased many daily aggravations in the kitchen and been well worth the price. Fingers crossed that it has greater longevity than its predecessor did.

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  4. Dr Sandra Curwin

    Ce four à tout faire est idéal pour un couple ou une personne seule. Il fait pratiquement tout bien: chauffer et réchauffer, cuire au four, griller-dorer, dégeler, et les accessoires fournis (grille et plateau) sont bien pensés. Ma seule réserve est l’affichage, inutilement cryptique, qui utilise souvent des codes chiffrés difficiles à se rappeler pour des fonctions qui devraient être indiquées par des initiales ou des symboles plus compréhensibles. Il faut constamment référer au manuel d’instructions, ce qui est peu pratique dans une petite cuisine ou quand on essaie une nouvelle recette.

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  5. Chris

    Allow me to paint you a story of our time before this microwave.
    My husband and I have gone through exactly 2 microwaves in our 11 year relationship before landing on this one. Our first was a tiny thing made in 2004 that could barely manage cup o’ noodle. It finally died sounding like the cries of a thousand whales back in late 2017. It had a good long life of burnt popcorn and cold reheated food.

    We went without a microwave because we were dirt broke at the time from finally becoming homeowners (oof our savings), and then my in-laws graced us with their microwave that *they* had gotten as a wedding gift in Canada in.. 1988. I used to say that the microwave was almost as old as I was until we found the manufacturing date was April 1988. Dang, the microwave was now officially one month older than me. Still had to deal with uneven cooking, burnt popcorn or half popped bags, and a defrost function that only seemed to work half the time and literally cook the food the other half. This beast of a microwave is an enigma in the fact that it has somehow survived all these years without even needing anything replaced. Honestly the microwave still “works”. I can relate heavily to this microwave.

    After the last few years of me completely swearing off of trying to make microwave popcorn, my husband complaining about even more burnt popcorn and unpopped kernels at the same time, I finally asked if we could manage to scrape some money together to get an actual working microwave. After much debating, I was tasked with researching a good microwave that was big enough and mostly inexpensive enough. I had heard a bit about this microwave and a few others and ultimately decided on this one. The price was right, the size was perfect, the functionality was great, being able to turn off literally all the beeping was fantastic. Unfortunately the first one we got was mostly DOA and it was really disappointing, especially since I had to move a microwave that I’m sure weighed about 50lbs, I wish I was joking. Amazon took care of the return and replacement real easy and quick, and the new-new microwave came today.

    The first test was popcorn. Oh boy. Since everyone says “don’t use the popcorn button”, I definitely didn’t. Unfortunately the microwave did burn the bag of popcorn at full power. So, I decided to actually use the popcorn button. I hit the popcorn button twice (setting for a 3oz bag) just to make sure it would have enough time to heat up and pop. Oh boy. I was not prepared for what happened. The popcorn actually popped! And it only took maybe a minute and a half! No burnt popcorn *and* most of the kernels were popped. Our toddler rejoiced that mommy had actually popped a bag of popcorn, “Yay! You did it mommy!”

    Second, I defrosted a 1lb package of frozen ground beef. Woo, that was a breeze. Set the defrost for the weight and let it go, though it did warm the edges a bit too much but it was quick and didn’t cook it like our last microwaves.

    Third and most terrifying. Before this microwave, I had gotten used to putting a mug of coffee/tea/water/whatever to heat/reheat for a minute or more and it not even being hot-hot. I stuck a mug of water (with a few tapioca pearls in it) in the microwave to test and set it for one minute, after a short time I glanced into the microwave and discovered it was actually boiling. A very loud proclamation of “Oh my god!” rang from myself in the kitchen. I promptly called my husband over to also observe what the mug of water was doing. He also loudly proclaimed “Oh my god!”

    In short: I can’t believe what I used to consider “normal” for a microwave. This one is more than leaps and bounds better than what we “had to just deal with” in a time of penny pinching and saving money. We’re finally mostly comfortable and were in desperate need of a good quality microwave.

    In very short: I love this microwave.

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  6. MLR

    Works well so far, have no complaints

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  7. Chris

    I bought this microwave to replace a very old microwave that had issues. My old microwave’s keypad was failing and the paint on the inside was badly rotting away. So it was time to buy a new microwave.

    I also purchased a microwave plate cover to protect this new microwave from splatter. The splatter is what caused my old microwave’s paint to chip away. If you have food splatter (like pasta sauce) inside the microwave, then you turn the microwave on. You’ll cook the paint job. Over time the paint will start to chip away.

    So i bought this plate cover and so far it’s keeping the microwave clean:
    (i included a photo of the plate cover inside the microwave)


    – Cooking –
    It cooks really well. I was surprised to find out this cooks a bit better than my old microwave. Seems to cook more evenly. Cooks just as fast as my old microwave (similar wattage)

    My old microwave: 1,000 watts
    This Toshiba: 1,100 watts

    – Touch pad (East To Use) –
    Nice simple touch pad. It works well. Lots of quick touch options. The “One touch start” is great, press 1 for 1 minute, 2 for 2 minutes, etc… good for older people. Not complicated to figure out.

    – Instruction Label –
    It has a label on the inside the microwave with info / instructions for cooking different things (defrost, melt, popcorn, etc) so you have that info available to you anytime.

    – Noise Level (Cooking noise) –
    It does make noise like all microwaves do but the noise it makes is actually pretty quiet. Much more quiet than my old microwave.

    The noise it makes is an odd buzzing noise when you turn it on to cook. At first i thought that buzzing noise it was making was a bad sign but that’s just the noise it makes. Not an issue. Just a new sound to a different microwave.

    – Keypad Beep noise –
    You can turn off the beep noise of the keypad. I turned it off to test it, it works. But i turned it back on just because i then realized i enjoy hearing the beep noise feedback.

    – Child safety –
    There is a safety option, at first i thought if i activate it, it would prevent the door from opening but that’s not how it works. If you activate it, you can still open the door. But the microwave won’t function until you turn off the lock via the keypad. A little lock icon will appear on the LCD screen to let you know it’s locked.

    So after every time you finish using the microwave you will have to turn the lock option on. When you want to use it, turn lock option off. If you have kids it might be worth the extra steps to lock / unlock it, otherwise it’s not worth using.

    – Microwave color –
    It looks stylish. Especially if you have black / chrome around the kitchen. It’s also fine with white also.


    – The stainless steel on the door is a “finger print magnet”. If you touch it, it will create smear marks. The handle has the chrome also.
    (i included a photo of that)

    – Color options –
    One thing i noticed when trying to buy a microwave. The color options are very limited.

    I do wish this microwave had more color options. I originally was hoping to get a 100% white microwave or at least get this same color microwave but have the black be in the color of white or even 100% silver but it’s not an option. It’s fine though. It still looks pretty good.

    – Clock –
    Not really a huge complaint, but if you unplug the microwave, the clock gets reset automatically. I think this is an issue with all microwaves. Would be nice if it could save the time when not plugged in. Because if you accidentally unplug it, then you have to set the time again.

    I haven’t fully tested ALL the cooking features. But for basic everyday use of quickly heating / cooking things, it works well, cooks well. Great microwave. Worth spending money on as it’s an investment that should last for many years.

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  8. Gfanal

    The turntable in my 15 year old Sharp, stopped working and the outside of the microwave was getting really hot. I decided that it was time for a change. After a lot of product comparisons, I chose this Toshiba.
    The size is exactly what I wanted. The oven looks good and is very stable on my counter top. I have no issues with the handle, even though my Sharp just had a button to push, to open the door. It also doesn’t weigh that much.
    My major issue are the functions. There is a lot you can do with this microwave. But although it is the same wattage as my old oven, it just doesn’t heat as well. Something that took 10 minutes in the old one, takes about 13-15 in this one. The automatic popcorn setting is ridiculous. Cooking time is about 1 min and 15 seconds. I had to put the popcorn back in for another minute. It really didn’t come out very edible.
    I am not technologically challenged at all, but I just don’t find this oven intuitive. It’s a bit too complicated and lacks basic heating logic! I never know what the actual power level is, there are too many steps for a lot of the functions and in general, you have to actually memorize most of the functions – or constantly refer to the manual. I find one of the easier functions is the sensor reheat. So far most of the items have heated up very well, although you should keep an eye on the food and check it. I nearly had a bowl of soup boil over.
    My favorite feature is actually the timer. It’s easy to use, especially compared to my old oven. Setting the clock isn’t an issue either.
    Please note that I am doing a practical comparison of this oven, to 3 other ovens which I use regularly. They are older and all are much more user-friendly.
    A positive note; for anyone who has eyesight issues, you can easily operate the function buttons without using reading glasses, especially once you are used to the placement of the buttons. Also, the manual is well written and easy to understand.
    Overall, I would probably recommend this oven. I am pretty sure that I will get used, after I’ve had it longer (I have only had it for about a week). I just hope that this oven lasts as long as the others I have owned.

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