Howe Rapid Freeze® ice flakers are used by supermarkets worldwide for food cooling applications such as seafood displays and produce counters.

Howe’s ENERGY STAR® qualified flakers produce the coldest and longest lasting ice resulting in significantly lower labor, energy and water costs.

Quality Ice

Supermarkets need flake ice to attractively display products in meat, produce, seafood and delicatessen departments. Many of the products in these highly visible areas provide stores with their highest profit margins. Attractive food displays using quality ice offer an important opportunity to distinguish themselves from competitors:

  • Sparkles more than other ice, products appear fresher; easy to work with, allowing creative displays
  • Cushions products against damage and reduces product weight loss to dehydration more effectively than other forms of refrigeration
  • Cools products more quickly than other forms of ice because it reaches a temperature of 22°F
  • Provides greater surface contact area (17,000 sq. ft./ton) for products, cooling them to a uniform temperature
  • Extends the shelf life of products


Howe flakers are available in three different configurations; rack connected, self-contained and as a split system. Our units are compatible with many different refrigerants including the environmentally friendly CO2.


Satisfied Customers

Over 50 of the top 100 U.S. supermarket chains use Howe Rapid Freeze® Ice Flakers. As the "Original" flake ice designed equipment, Howe has built its reputation on being an industry leader in food cooling applications!


Norman’s has owned and operated Howe Ice Machines for almost 20 years! In addition to their equipment, the customer service is quick and attentive, giving you answers to questions and solutions to problems immediately. Howe Ice Machines are second to none. We are a company strong on tradition and Howe has become a part of that.

Jared Lieberman, Norman’s Air Freight Service, Oceanside, New York
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The machine is tough, runs regardless of outside temperature or sea conditions. Replacement parts are easy to get, and installation is a breeze. Sales and service at Howe are outstanding… knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and always timely!

, F/V Sea Capture, Inc., Montauk, New York
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We enjoy the ice business with Howe Team, great communications and transactions. All I can say is we love the ice machine. Like we say "If you install it right ... it will work right"

Ulik Milstein, Super Cool Refrigeration, Los Angeles, California
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I am responsible for 300+ stores and I never have any issues with Howe Equipment.

Miguel Flores, Chedraui - National Maintenance Manager
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"The ice keeps our seafood displays fresh!"

Raley's Corporate, Raley's
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