I have the Knit Picks winder, I like it, it's faster than winding by hand. I can't say how long it takes. I know it makes frogging easier if I'm starting with the end of the yarn I can just wind and frog at the same time.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper