Choosing the right cheater tin is purely subjective, and you can become proficient with any model you choose. If your main concern is clean ease of shaking, a three-piece shaker may suit you. For working bartenders who might be looking for quickness, a 2-piece system of capping a small shaker or mixing glass is often used, as is simply using a single tin for stirring and an ice strainer to separate the ice. 2-piece shakers are also offered as a set, and so often having a matching look is a large consideration. If you're looking for a little flair and no slip grip, you may want to consider the vinyl-coated shaker. Deciding stainless steel or plastic is a factor when budgets and show of both professionals and beginners are important.