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How to Level an Oven and Other Large Kitchen Appliances

Our kitchen appliances are among the hardest working machines in our homes. The average family runs more than 210 loads through their dishwasher every year and most households are using their ovens and stovetops on a daily basis. Typically, once properly installed, most large kitchen appliances will remain level and stable for many years to come. But a new appliance or an improperly installed appliance would be sitting unevenly on your kitchen flooring material. Possibly even rocking and causing a safety hazard in your home. Use Wobble Wedge plastic shims to level and stabilize large kitchen appliances like an oven for complete and proper installation.

Professional Installation vs. Self Install

When purchasing new appliances, homeowners have the option to pay for professional installation, typically provided by the delivery persons. For an extra fee they will hook up plumbing and electrical components to your new appliance, and typically remove the old appliance. Ideally, they have also leveled your appliance to perfection on your kitchen flooring material. If not, you can use Wobble Wedges to level your large kitchen appliances after the fact.

If you’ve chosen self-installation, have your Wobble Wedges on hand to make leveling your appliances a breeze. BigGap Wobble Wedges can support up to 2,000 lbs, which is amply sufficient for supporting most standard residential ovens, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Do note that most appliances have self-leveling feet installed by the manufacturer that only need to be turned to manipulate the height of the appliance. If the self-leveling feet provided by the manufacturer are insufficient, use Wobble Wedge plastic shims to fill the gap.

Level and Stabilize an Oven

Having a level oven is extremely important for a number of reasons. One being counter height; if an oven is not properly leveled on all four feet it will align inconsistently with the counter height. It will also cause heavy and hot pots and pans used on the stovetop and inside the oven to possibly lean or spill, creating a safety hazard for your family. Use the self-leveling feet provided by the manufacturer and Wobble Wedge plastic shims to level all four corners of the oven. Place a level on top of the stove top surface and level the appliance left to right and back to front. Keep in mind as you adjust one foot it will affect the other three corners.

Shim Other Large Kitchen Appliances

Have other large kitchen appliances that need to be leveled? Dishwashers, refrigerators, and other large residential kitchen appliances can be leveled with Wobble Wedge plastic shims. Use the same methodology of placing a level on top of the appliance. Use the self-leveling feet and the Wobble Wedge shims to ensure the appliance is level from side to side and back to back. Get started with the Wobble Wedge ShopShim variety pack to have three different sizes of wedges on hand. These plastic shims won’t rot or expand if exposed to highly likely kitchen moisture.

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Which Plumbing Suppliers Carry Wobble Wedges?

For more than 30 years Wobble Wedges have been the plumber’s wedge of preference for quickly shimming toilets, securing pipes, leveling cabinets, and more. Wobble Wedge plastic shims are available in flexible and rigid plastic and can support up to 2,000 lbs of weight. They are perfect for use in plumbing environments, as they will not shrink, rot, or expand like wooden shims when exposed to moisture. You can order Wobble Wedge shims online on this website, or you can add Wobble Wedges to your shopping cart when ordering products through these popular plumbing supply stores.

Plumbing Suppliers:


This plumbing supply store has been in business since 1955. It’s an employee-owned company that also offers electrical and heating and cooling supplies. Add Wobble Wedges to your cart the next time you shop with Locke.

Charles D. Jones (Eastern Colorado & Kansas City)

A wholesale distributor of HVAC supplies and related tools serving eastern Colorado and Kansas City. Visit their website to learn more about their services, but note that online ordering is not an option.

Gene Rich

In addition to being a plumbing supplies manufacturer, Gene Rich also has a large online catalog of their own and related products, including Wobble Wedges! Add Wobble Wedges to your cart the next time you shop with Gene Rich.

Spectrum (Canada Only)

Our Canadian customers can add Wobble Wedges to their online order when shopping with Spectrum. They house an enormous online catalog of plumbing supplies including Wobble Wedges. Visit their website to learn more.

Hardware Stores:

McGuckins Hardware (Boulder, Colorado)

We are proud to see our products in our local hardware store, McGuckins in Boulder, Colorado. Shop in person for all Wobble Wedge ShopShim Variety Packs, 30 packs, and more.

Ace Hardware (Various Locations)

Another small-town classic, Ace Hardware also carries Wobble Wedges at a variety of their locations. Shop online or in person.

True Value Hardware (Various Locations)

These specialty hardware stores also carry Wobble Wedges at various locations. Shop online or visit in person.

Home Depot Pro (Pro Account Required)

Professional contractors with a Home Depot Pro account can order Wobble Wedges online through Home Depot. Order BigGap shims, 30-packs, and more.

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How to Stabilize a Patio Umbrella

When the summer sun gets hot, a patio umbrella offers soothing relief and the ability to continue enjoying your outdoor spaces. However, patio umbrellas are notoriously troublesome, especially if the wind is blowing at all. Taller patio umbrellas will lean, rock, wobble, and tilt even when placed in their weighted stands and run through the requisite hole in the center of the table. Wobble Wedge plastic shims can help stabilize patio umbrellas to improve safety and functionality when used in a variety of ways. Additionally, Wobble Wedge plastic shims won’t shirk, rot, or swell when exposed to the elements, and can be left outside all year long.

Stabilize The Base of a Patio Umbrella

If the base of your patio umbrella doesn’t sit evenly, use a BigGap Wobble Wedge to shim and stabilize it. Simply identify where the largest gap exists between the base and the ground underneath. Then slide a BigGap Wobble Wedge into place. Use the patented interlocking ridges to stack multiple wedges if needed. If the umbrella itself wobbles in the base, use a flexible plastic Wobble Wedge to fill any space between the pole of the umbrella and the supporting structure of the base. Flexible Wobble Wedges can be bent around the pole to perfectly fill any gap found here. Use two wedges on either side of the pole for the most balanced support.

Stabilize a Patio Umbrella Running Through a Table

Most patio tables that come with an umbrella have a hole in the center of the table designed to accommodate the umbrella pole. If the diameter of the hole is significantly larger than the pole of the umbrella it can lean, rock, and sway dramatically, especially if the wind is blowing. This is another perfect use for flexible plastic Wobble Wedges. Use as many flexible wedges as you need to fill the gap between the umbrella pole and the table. Use wedges on both sides for maximum support and balance.

Support Free-Standing Umbrellas, Patio Furniture, and More

While you’re making your patio picture-perfect for the summertime, don’t forget your Wobble Wedges. Flexible plastic and rigid plastic shims can help stabilize free-standing umbrellas, patio heaters, grills, and other patio furniture. This is especially useful on uneven surfaces, like inlaid stone, grass, or gravel. Ensure your patio is ready to entertain with Wobble Wedge plastic shims. Get started with a Variety Pack from our online shop and enjoy free shipping in the US.