I have no experience of a new kitchen but do own and love my ICE recumbent trike. Most drivers are really considerate allowing extra room when overtaking. You can climb any hill though progress can be slow........coming back down is another matter....Wheeee!!
I couldn't afford one so got my Kentex upright (knowing I'd be able to sell it for 75% of what it cost) mainly for physiotherapy but also for transport (non-driver).
If I can ever get the cash together I'll be riding one though.