In order to engineer the Relic oven and family of products, we had to create new materials never before used in an outdoor cooking product. During the past two years of materials research and development, you wouldn’t believe how many mixtures of composite refractory were trashed due to not meeting the durability, heat, and weight standards that we originally envisioned. When it came to testing, we failed. A lot.
Hundreds of prototypes were created and destroyed before we arrived at the perfect mixture, a material that is lightweight, heat-resistant and insulating, yet also durable, shock-resistant and weatherproof.
Check out some of our materials testing here: