Choosing the ideal shaker is a personal matter, and you may become comfortable with any style you choose. If your interest is clean ease of operation, a three piece shaker may suit you. For working bartenders who might be looking for rapid application, a two piece system of capping a smaller tin or mixing glass is often used, as is preferring instead 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 equally important. If you want a bit of flair and comfortable hold, you may want to check out a Vinylworks shaker. Choosing metal or plastic is a factor when purchasing limits and show of both professionals and beginners are important factors.