Mine broke after about a year. It can actually still be used if you play around with it for awhile to try and get everything lined up just right, but it's a pain in the neck and I'm going to buy another one...definitely not this brand.
I've always used Melitta Unbleached coffee filters, basket style. I like that they are natural with no bleaching of the paper. Target has the best prices anywhere, when you have the Target RedCard!!!!