Link Smartthings Skill to Alexa or individual vendors skills?

How are people linking devices to Alexa. I have Lutron awitches, Kasa plugs, etc which all have their own skills.

Should I link just Smartthings skill to Alexa or Link Lutron, Kasa, etc skills to alexa?

Currently I do both and that is create duplicates. I am going to start over but I am curious how others are handling this. Is there an easy way to delete all devices in Alexa and start over?

The easiest way I found to delete all devices from Alexa is to follow these steps:

  1. Go to and sign in
  2. Click on “Smart Home” on the list
  3. Click on “Devices” in the main screen
  4. Click “Forget All” in the bottom right corner of the main screen
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I like to keep things as uncluttered, clean, and uniform as possible- so that it makes diagnosing issues easier. I’d prefer linking ST rather than a ton of individuals. Also, if you make any changes to your environment, it’s much easier to fix when things are kept uniform.