Recommend your Milk Frother
we do not have a microwave so anything that heats will be very helpful too.
looking at something that is NOT battery operated.
Nespresso Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother
I personally like to use a simple stovetop milk frother, which I purchased at Fante's kitchenware in Philadelphia years ago. I think I paid about $40.00 for it at the time, and it matches the traditional "moka" stovetop coffee pot in octagonal aluminium.
Fante's current version looks like this, a little different:
Works great with superb steam production and pressure and there is very little to go wrong with it. They should be available at better kitchenware stores or Italian specialty stores all over the place. It can be a little bit of a pain to use on a gas burner due to the small base, but with a little practice, it is quite the steam engine!
Hope this helps.
I am probably responding too late to this for you but maybe others can use the info. My husband bought the Nespresso some time ago on a recommendation from a Rosengarten newsletter. He loves it and it does make great froth. Downsides: You have to wait for the unit to cool down before making another batch and you really only get enough froth for two cups of coffee. We've also found the milk sticking in a couple of spots and removing it has damaged the surface. Hubby found that if you chill the milk the night before IN the machine that you get about 30% more froth.