I am preparing cupcakes as I have bought new electric tandoor. Now I am confused, can silicone moulds be used in electric tandoor or not?

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    An electric tandoor seems to be a juxtaposition since a tandoor cooks by putting food within the fire itself. I am guessing an electric tandoor is meant to be too hot for a silicon baking mold.
    – Escoce
    Nov 23, 2015 at 2:19
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    What is the temperature of the tandoor? Silicone molds tend to list a max temp between 425°F and 500°F (215°C to 260°C)
    – Joe
    Nov 23, 2015 at 2:39
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    What is the brand/model of the electric tandoor? If you have adjustable heat settings you should be able to use the molds and bake cupcakes. If you don't have adjustable heat settings it might be difficult to bake cupcakes anyway, they need a milder heat (around 180C) than a classic tandoor would give.
    – NadjaCS
    Nov 25, 2015 at 19:00
  • I'm using smart life mini tandoor can I use Silicon mould for baking cupcakes? Apr 27, 2017 at 11:17

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SilPat, a brand of silicone baking pads, is certified to 480°F. I don’t know about “electric” tandoors, but traditional tandoors, even the DIY kind, generally are much hotter than this.

So, If your tandoor can’t cook at considerably reduced temperatures, your silicone cupcake molds will not be effective. I don’t think your cupcakes would stand that kind of heat either, as a commenter already pointed out!y

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