deadra, just make sure to unplug it as soon as you are done with it. that way it can't "magically" turn on and burn yor house down.
I have a little portable stove top coil burner. I love it. It's the only think I use when I light any coals. but I have a slight case of ocd and so I freak myself out if i turned it off, even though i know 100% that I did. It's even so bad as too making my fiance turn around after we're like 10 minutes down the road!! just to make sure it's off. I'm soooooo worried i'm going to forget / or think i turned it off and then BAM burnt kitties