Deciding on the perfect shaker tin is purely subjective, and you can become comfortable with any type you choose. If your interest is simply ease of use, a three piece shaker may suit you. For experienced bar workers who might be looking for rapid application, a two piece system of capping a smaller tin or mixing glass is often used, as is simply using a single tin for stirring and a wire strainer while pouring. two-piece shakers are often sold as a set, and for many look is important as anything. If you're looking for a little flair and ease of grip, you may want to try the Vinylworks™ shaker. Choosing metal or plastic is another consideration when purchasing limits and showmanship for both professionals and beginners are important factors.