Deciding on the ideal shaker is a matter of familiarity and opinion, and you are sure to become comfortable with any model you choose. If your concern is clean ease of use, a three piece shaker may suit you. For experienced mixers who might be looking for quickness, a two piece system of capping a small tin or mixing glass is common, as is preferring instead a single tin for stirring and an ice strainer while pouring. 2-piece shakers are also offered as a set, and so often look is important as anything. If you're looking for a little personality and no slip grip, you may want to try the Vinylworks shaker. Deciding stainless steel or plastic is another consideration when purchasing limits and showmanship for both professionals and beginners are important.