Flip the flaps in your disposal and prepare to be as grossed out as a sixth-grader in health class. Yucky slime left over from food proteins line the flaps, treating you to a greasy and grimy stink.
Use a small brush, even a toothbrush, and scrub them clean with hot, soapy water.
While you’re down there, clean the disposal itself by sending down three or four ice cubes, a handful of kosher salt, and hot water.
Don’t forget the drain side of the sink. Pull out food bits and scrub the drain with that toothbrush again. And then, OMG,throw it out. Or clearly label it “drain brush” and store faaaaar away from your real toothbrush.
Call me to sell your clean-smelling home fast!