Choosing the ideal cheater tin is a matter of taste and practicality, and you are sure to become proficient with any style you choose. If your main concern is spill-free ease of use, a 2-piece shaker may suit you. For experienced bartenders who are looking for rapid application, a 2-piece system of capping a smaller tin or mixing glass is often used, as is simply using a single tin for mixing and a wire strainer while pouring. Two piece shakers can come as a set, and so often having a matching look is a large consideration. If you're looking for a bit of personality and no slip grip, you may want to consider a vinyl-coated shaker. Choosing metal or plastic is another consideration when purchasing limits and showmanship of both pros and beginners are important.