I also own one myself but afraid to use it after reading others caught theirs on fire. Haha.. Afraid one day I come home from work without a house.
I used it some last night but turned it off completely when I'm sleeping or away for so long. If it ever started smoking or I saw flames I'd throw it outside. I don't trust it either, but the power flickers here so much. I think well maybe its better to not use it and risk my systems hard drive becoming corrupt as burning my house down lol
What you said doesn't help my paranoid ass. I thought someone would say oh I've used one for years nothing to worry about lol