The 5-cup General Electric digital coffee maker (model 169208) can use either a number 2 paper cone filter or the permanent coffee filter included with the appliance, as stated in the owner's manual. The 12-cup GE digital coffee maker (model 169209) should only use the included permanent filter.
Consumers should never use both a paper cone filter and the permanent filter at the same time. Using two filters can disrupt the flow of water through the coffee maker. Both coffee makers also include charcoal water filters that must be regularly replaced.
As of March 2015, GE only manufactures two coffee maker models. Both are sold exclusively at Walmart.