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Toshiba EM131A5C BS Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor Easy Clean Interior ECO Mode and Sound On Off 1 2 Cu ft 1100W Black Stainless Steel

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.0
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Review Summary - 605 recent, verified reviews

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Programs
 139
oven, cook, cooking, toshiba, ever
+78%
-22%
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" ...  This is a microwave.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon to the rescue because a microwave is one item you cannot live without for to long.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent powerful microwave. ... Best microwave I've ever owned!  ...  "
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" ...  This unit replaces my go to cooking source.  ...  "
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" ...  My only disappointment is that it cooks much faster than my previous 1100 watt oven. ... Still trying to figure out the proper time to cook.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the look of our new office microwave.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice looking microwave  ...  "
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" ...  Love this microwave!.  ...  "
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Food Items
 96
cook, cooking, cooks, oven, cooked
+81%
-19%
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" ...  I really like this microwave so far just after a few weeks of use.  ...  "
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" ...  Not only is it pretty to look at, but this thing cooks three best baked potato I've ever had.  ...  "
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" ...  It saves much time when "cooking" my dinner.  ...  "
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" ...  This microwave cooks hotter and faster than my old one. ... I cooked 4 baked potatoes in 10 min.  ...  "
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" ...  But as for the operations of the oven, it is good.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this microwave for a month and it cooks everything evenly and I have no complaints.  ...  "
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" ...  I've used this microwave for about two months now and have been extremely happy with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I have gone through many microwave ovens in 10 years. ... This 1100W unit cooks evenly, unlike my former 1200W Panasonic Inverter model.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 83
easy, easy to clean, user friendly, controls, understand
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Easy to use, looks good and even better easy to clean!  ...  "
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" ...  Plenty of power, lots of options, easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use, price was comparable to others in its size and wattage.  ...  "
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" ...  It is simple to figure out unlike some of the microwaves out there.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the ease of setting it up and all the options that are available.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Not very intuitive to use tho, you need to read the manual to figure out a lot of things but it is still a good product.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install/setup.  ...  "
Heating
 60
food, heating, microwave, heat, evenly
+70%
-30%
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" ...  It also heats foods very evenly compared to my old microwave.  ...  "
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" ...  Heats quietly and thoroughly.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes my food hot and tells me what time it is.  ...  "
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" ...  Very quiet and heats evenly  ...  "
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" ...  It heats things up so whatever, right?  ...  "
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" ...  Heating power is easy to use, so you don't burn the hek out of your greedy impatient tastebuds.  ...  "
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" ...  I heats well and is well big enough to heat up or cook anything from a whole chicken to a pot roast , or heat up and entire large bowl of sauces and veggies.  ...  "
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" ...  Reheating - works great, but 10 MINUTES to reheat a dinner plate?  ...  "
Product Reliability
 52
months, weeks, stopped working, couple, microwave
+35%
-65%
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" ...  They all burn out within a year or two.  ...  "
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" ...  bLEW UP WITHIN 2 WEEKS.  ...  "
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" ...  3 months later it is making a grinding sound and starting to not work as well. ... Returnable for only 30 days. ... Would have been better off going to Walmart, at least there you have 90 days  ...  "
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" ...  Returns stopped Jan 31, 2019.  ...  "
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" ...  JUNK 2 MONTHS VIBRATES RIGHT OFF THE COUNTER, OF COURSE IT IS BEYOND THE 30 DAY RETURN NEVER BUY FROM THEM AGAIN OR ANY OF THERE PRODUCTS  ...  "
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" ...  I've tried reseating  ...  "
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" ...  Within the first week, the microwave stopped working. ... This Toshiba stopped working in the first three days. ... It was a completely useless ripoff.  ...  "
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" ...  I will never buy again bought in end of dec can’t return and has been acting up for couple months. ... Should have lasted more than 5 months  ...  "
Features
 52
microwave, feature, interior light, led, microwaves
+77%
-23%
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" ...  This has all the new features. ... It has a light inside, easy to use. ... I don't need any extra features.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, very few modern, inexpensive microwaves offer this feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: Good microwave for the money, Lots of features like sensor cook and can remember programmed settings.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems to have the features I want.  ...  "
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" ...  I have yet to try any of the other auto settings  ...  "
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" ...  Cool led bluish light in the cavity.  ...  "
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" ...  The price was lower but the quality and features are much higher than the other brands I have owned.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the innovative re-heat feature, it's within 30sec.  ...  "
Controls
 49
buttons, push, start, power level button, power level
+43%
-57%
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" ...  After less than a month of use, the buttons began cracking and peeling. ... That's 20 years of button pushing . ... We don't sit there and jab the button constantly, just normal use.  ...  "
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" ...  The stop and start buttons can’t be missed. ... But you will never mistake the stop button for start and/or +30 Sec.  ...  "
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" ...  Our buttons are also peeling.  ...  "
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" ...  Controls take a little getting used to but expect that with any new appliance.  ...  "
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" ...  It functions well enough, but the numbers on the control panel are peeling off after less than two months of use.  ...  "
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" ...  On this one the Power Level button does not work.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus, when I was trying to adjust the power level setting, that button didn’t work either.  ...  "
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" ...  The coating on the number pad has already worn away at the Start button (got it a month ago).  ...  "
Sound Quality
 49
noise, noises, microwave, noisy, loud
+45%
-55%
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" ...  This microwave is very noisy.  ...  "
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" ...  Works quite well but is very noisy.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, it made clicking noise as the plate turns around.  ...  "
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" ...  But a Couple months in the turntable began to make a HORRIBLE grinding noise.  ...  "
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" ...  Ours makes this awful sound when its running.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes a high-pitched squeal sometimes, as I have heard from older microwaves.  ...  "
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" ...  microwave made weird sounds from inside.  ...  "
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" ...  The noise is now somewhat less, as something has scraped down enough?  ...  "
Design
 49
design, works great, kitchen, sleek, black stainless
+96%
-4%
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" ...  looks good and works well for my mother.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice looking.  ...  "
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" ...  Works awesome and looks really good.  ...  "
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" ...  And it looks good with our other black/stainless appliances.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the black stainless.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks nice and best thing is how quite it is .  ...  "
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" ...  It is sleek and good looking.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall pleased with appearance and performace.  ...  "
Price
 35
money, good, worth the price, waste, microwave
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I was pleasantly surprised at the great quality for such a reasonable price.  ...  "
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" ...  After much reading this was the right choice for the price. ... Best microwave for the money  ...  "
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" ...  Very good value at $110.  ...  "
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" ...  The price was right, & being a widower, it was affordable!  ...  "
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" ...  Good unit for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  It is well worth the money!  ...  "
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" ...  Good price for the quality, but to be sure .  ...  "
Storage
 32
microwave, inside, large, counter space, spacious
+91%
-9%
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" ...  It was not expensive and you should measure your counter before making your sekection, it takes up a lot of counter space.  ...  "
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" ...  Just the right size to fit on my counter.  ...  "
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" ...  It really has a powerful and large feel, yet it is housed in a compact no waste of space design.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn’t take up a ton of counter space, handle makes it easy to open, nice 30 second fast button.  ...  "
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" ...  We like the extra space in this microwave oven.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a nice little microwave and does what I need it to do in the space I have.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally a microwave large enough to fit my big plates.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a good microwave, with a decent capacity and not too huge a footprint.  ...  "
Cleaning
 31
clean, easy to use, nice, looks, inside
+87%
-13%
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" ...  All microwaves different but once i learn how it work deforst really fast saves time easy to clean  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and easy to clean  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't had a mess to clean inside yet but the white interior design looks great with less crevices for food to get stuck in when compared to our previous model.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to use, easy to clean and love the black/silver combination.  ...  "
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" ...  Large inside and easy to clean!  ...  "
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" ...  From the size to how easy to use and clean is an A plus for me, I love that it has a sensor and each button automatically start it at that number or you can manually select how much you want on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Attractive looking, easy to clean and multiple pluses such as ability to turn off the beeper, warm/melt items.  ...  "
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" ...  The reason for the 4 stars and not 5 is that I don't yet know about durability or ease of cleaning.  ...  "
Returns
 30
returning, stuck, returned, refund, back
-100%
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" ...  tried to return it . ... still trying to return or get help fixing it.  ...  "
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" ...  Returnable for only 30 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I am stuck returning to Toshiba to get my refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned for a refund after less than a month .  ...  "
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" ...  Going back today.  ...  "
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" ...  It subsequently got stuck.  ...  "
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" ...  Returns stopped Jan 31, 2019.  ...  "
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" ...  did not work, had to send it back  ...  "
Door
 28
handle, microwave, push button, open the door, button to open
+54%
-46%
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" ...  The interior light is really nice to have on when you open the door as well as when the food is being cooked.  ...  "
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" ...  It is reasonably light so sometimes the microwave will slide a little when opening and shutting the door.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the door handle and ease of use.  ...  "
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" ...  we like the door handle - sturdier than push button version we had before  ...  "
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" ...  The only hitch - and this may not be a problem - is that the door builds up some "fog" if you cook something for more than 2-3 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast delivery, well packaged and best of all delivered to my front door quickly  ...  "
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" ...  I love the door handle as apposed to the press button other brands have to open the door - it works a lot better.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the microwave oven with a door handle. ... It works much better than my last microwave which had a push button to open the front door.  ...  "
Build Quality
 26
microwave, stainless steel, looks, door, black stainless steel
+58%
-42%
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" ...  It is a beauty with the black stainless steel housing.  ...  "
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" ...  We love the stainless steel silver design, pull handle design, and easy single push-button start feature.  ...  "
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" ...  It does NOT match our other stainless steel appliances.  ...  "
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" ...  Door has a harsher sound than my last microwave, but appears stable.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the look of the black stainless.  ...  "
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" ...  feels very durable.  ...  "
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" ...  Also great quality materials, definitely isn't the lightweight hunk of plastic jobbies.  ...  "
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" ...  Most notabe to me is how well it is shielded.  ...  "
Delivery
 22
delivery, delivery service, condition, packaged, well
+82%
-18%
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" ...  It arrived at the beginning of August and was a joy.  ...  "
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" ...  I must admit that I have had this sitting in the boxes it was delivered in for several weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  Was really impressed as the box in which it was factory packed in arrived via USPS without a scratch or dent.  ...  "
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" ...  That's understandable, but providing an option to leave it would have been nice, since not everyone can be at home during normal delivery hours. ... To be clear, the gripe here is not that the delivery company kept the item overnight, it's that there was no option for the delivery company to leave it at the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived really quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  The delivery was almost immediate.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast delivery service!  ...  "
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" ...  Oh, and it was packaged super well  ...  "
Size
 22
smaller, powerful, looks, good size, counter
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Nice and compact but big enough for plates,etc  ...  "
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" ...  Just the right size to fit on my counter.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use, price was comparable to others in its size and wattage.  ...  "
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" ...  So it really is about the size you need and the way it looks on your counter.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fairly powerful.  ...  "
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" ...  Just right size  ...  "
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" ...  Size is perfect and doesn’t take up a lot of space  ...  "
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" ...  On a positive note it’s quiet and very good size.  ...  "
Marketplace
 19
works, warehouse, toshiba, today, return
+68%
-32%
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" ...  Will deal with this seller in the future.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the AMAZON "Warehouse Deals", to save money.  ...  "
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" ...  amazon picked the Post Office. ... So if you purchase something from amazon and they choose the Post Office as the delivery service you may have to go to the Post Office if it weights more than a hummingbird's pecker.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this and Amazon got this to me in 2 days.  ...  "
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" ...  great job Amazon 💜  ...  "
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" ...  Does everything as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Price was right, and with Amazon Prime, the shipping was perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  Everything works well as advertised .  ...  "
Ease of Cleaning
 17
easy to use, clean, nice, love, looks
+100%
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" ...  It stayed very clean.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to use, easy to clean and love the black/silver combination.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to clean, looks nice and a real nice size  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and easy to clean  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, looks good and even better easy to clean!  ...  "
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" ...  Large inside and easy to clean!  ...  "
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" ...  The reason for the 4 stars and not 5 is that I don't yet know about durability or ease of cleaning.  ...  "
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" ...  Very clean looking.  ...  "
Capacity
 15
microwave, size, apartment, kitchen, ge
+100%
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" ...  Perfect for apartment countertop!  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for dorm.  ...  "
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" ...  it is suitable for small spaces and if you run it longer it will def heat through foods well , .  ...  "
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" ...  BTW, the guy at the Post Office was nice and even carried the thing to my car.  ...  "
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" ...  Was purchased for our office.  ...  "
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" ...  Good size for my apt.  ...  "
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" ...  We wanted a powerful microwave for a small space.  ...  "
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" ...  Just the right size for our office kitchenette area. ... Serves us well in our office of five.  ...  "
Volume
 15
noises, turntable, turn, noise, heating
+13%
-87%
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" ...  It makes very loud noises and sounds like it's going to blow up.  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes there was no noise and many times there was loud noise coming from the platter spindle.  ...  "
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" ...  I found it a tiny bit annoying.  ...  "
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" ...  Loud noises obviously coming from the turntable. ... In the second month I started getting some occasional loud growling noises from the turntable. ... Now, after a full two months, the loud growling, grinding noises are complaining almost constantly.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes a loud rattle when running.  ...  "
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" ...  When it does, it is quite loud, shocking you to attend the item heating.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this July 30th, on August 8t it stared making loud noises.  ...  "
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" ...  When it got really loud, we contacted Toshiba, they called back and we discussed the problem.  ...  "
Fit
 15
microwave, fits, space, turntable, toshiba
+100%
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" ...  Just the right size to fit on my counter.  ...  "
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" ...  just like the paper shredder we just received. ... Now mine sits up on a shelf and I look head on at it.  ...  "
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" ...  I was also surprised at the size of it for the cost, Dinner plates fit perfectly in it with microwave covers!  ...  "
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" ...  would be nice if the plug was a flush mount plug and the cord coming out back was parallel with back of mic. ... and it would fit perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits perfect on my countertop and doesn't take up too much space.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the microwave is bigger then the inside of my other one so larger bowls fit.  ...  "
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" ...  So the colour and exterior styling of this Toshiba fits right in.  ...  "
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" ...  It is smaller than the one I replaced, but fits everything I use with it.  ...  "
Baking
 13
sensor, power level, powerful, microwave, kitchen
+85%
-15%
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" ...  This unit replaces my go to cooking source.  ...  "
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" ...  Cooks reasonably well.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it has sensor cooking - no more calculating how much time I need for each item. ... Small enough to be an easy fit in my small kitchen, yet large enough to fill my cooking needs.  ...  "
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" ...  I have yet to do any major cooking on it but it's works great for reheating.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend this microwave for small cooking jobs only.  ...  "
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" ...  It saves much time when "cooking" my dinner.  ...  "
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" ...  My only disappointment is that it cooks much faster than my previous 1100 watt oven.  ...  "
Setup
 10
easy, set, setup, little, follow
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  So far the microwave was easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install/setup.  ...  "
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" ...  All the directions are straightforward on how to use it.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll just follow the items package instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  excellent instructions were included .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, even without reading the instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup!  ...  "
Power Consumption
 10
level, time, machine, love, instead
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Good power, easy to use .  ...  "
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" ...  The power is there, and it is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this and I am very happy to have the bigger power.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the extra power.  ...  "
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" ...  and here's how to change power level.  ...  "
Color
 9
black, love, stainless steel, darker, well
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Nice stainless steel color.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love the black color  ...  "
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" ...  We love the darker color and it works like a charm.  ...  "
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" ...  The darker color doesn’t show fingerprints like stainless and I think it looks chic.  ...  "
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" ...  Very functional and color blends well with other black appliances.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 9
display, screen, bubble, use, touch
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Nice big display and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Panel layout was ok - and we liked the 'soften/melt' features.  ...  "
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" ...  Shows codes instead of what you're actually doing - 1980s numeric display - my $11 smartwatch does better.  ...  "
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" ...  So far it works well and is easy to use but the control panel screen has started to bubble up from the inside, obscuring some of the input touch sensors.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve always been happy with most Toshiba products, including a 39” LED television that I purchased from Amazon a few years ago.  ...  "
As Gift
 7
christmas, microwave, friend, loves, love
+100%
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" ...  Bought it as a Christmas gift for myself when I got an amazon gift card.  ...  "
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" ...  Gift for a friend.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift so far so good  ...  "
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" ...  This microwave was a gift for A friend at Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a Christmas gift for my daughter who said she loves the microwave.  ...  "
For Running
 6
makes, sound, noisy, loud, keep clean
+17%
-83%
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" ...  Almost impossible to keep clean, & it makes crazy noises while running!  ...  "
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" ...  Also sounds that it is not "running" properly.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes a loud rattle when running.  ...  "
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" ...  Ours makes this awful sound when its running.  ...  "
Product As Described
 6
looks, exactly, everything, advertised, works great
+100%
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" ...  Maybe the description and photos make this more obvious, but it certainly was not the finish on the housing that I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Does everything as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything works well as advertised .  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described and works as such.  ...  "
User Manual
 5
power level, work, states, needs, intuitive
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  The manual needs to clarify that this is how you use the Power Level button.  ...  "
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" ...  The manual states you can change the power level "Prior to or during cooking", but that is not the case.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the manual  ...  "
Other
 5
reheat, used, using, use, beverages
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  The 1100W sensor reheat was the main use I needed most the best for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried the Sensor Reheat button earlier today and that did an excellent job.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the sensor reheat feature, we use that the most.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the sensor reheat yesterday evening for the first time and it worked very well.  ...  "
Overall performance
 5
far, fast, weeks, easy to use
+100%
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" ...  I've only had this a few weeks, so far it does an excellent job and is extremely quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fast and reliable, easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  and this Toshiba EM131A5C-SS does the job just fine so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't confuse the price and size with lower performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Gets the job done and looks nice!  ...  "
Coffee
 4
warm, leftovers, food, cup, use
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Its only had real light use as a coffee in am and accassionally to reheat leftovers for lunch.  ...  "
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" ...  It gets used to warm a cup of coffee or last night’s leftovers.  ...  "
Comfort
 4
button, would, start, month, first
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  what a pain in the butt  ...  "
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" ...  The coating on the number pad has already worn away at the Start button (got it a month ago).  ...  "
For Kids
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Got this for my mother, she loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for my son.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 3
shattered
-100%
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" ...  One of the buttons got bubbles in it after only a few weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  Because it arrived scratched, dented, damaged, glass shattered and it might as well have gone straight to the center of a volcano.  ...  "
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" ...  glass several times to no avail.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  8 meters