would be helpful but not essential.
It's a good microwave at a descent price but i have returned it the next day after because it was defective. It did make a loud noise when heating food and the top heats up even when you are not using it. So I returned it at once before it goes really bad. I just wish that I did not get a defective one because the features and warranty of this product is good for someone looking for an affordable microwave.